Maritime Forum

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Cultural heritage

The Treaty on European Union stipulates that the European Union shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced. With the growing pressure on sea space, the pressure on our underwater heritage is increasing. And ecological systems can be reconstructed but once archaeological remains are destroyed they are gone forever.

2017 BLACK SEA STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE ON BLUE ECONOMY, 15 September 2017, Batumi (Georgia)

4th annual high-level stakeholder conference

Start date: 15/09/2017 - 00:00
Last update: 20/12/17

Commission launches call for proposals worth EUR 1.5m to promote transnational touristic thematic routes in the European coastal areas

The European Commission is making available EUR 1.5 million to create nautical routes linking up maritime heritage sights across Europe. The announcement was made by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, when opening the European Tourism Day conference in Brussels today.

Start date: 29/11/2016 - 09:15
Last update: 29/11/16

3rd Black Sea Stakeholder Conference, 14-15 June 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine

The Third Black Sea Stakeholder conference in Odessa took stock of the work carried out during last year and outlined further steps in the process towards a common maritime agenda in the Black Sea.

Start date: 14/06/2016 (All day)
Last update: 25/08/16

Call for proposal on Thematic Routes on Underwater Cultural Heritage just launched!

Call for proposal: Thematic Routes on Underwater Cultural Heritage More info at: The deadline for submission for this Call for proposal is 15th March 2016 at 16.00 (GMT +1)

Start date: 04/12/2015 - 10:00
Last update: 13/01/16

BLUEMED High-level Conference - 16 October at Pavillion Aquae – Expo Venice, Venice, Italy

The BLUEMED initiative (as part of the Marine Research and Innovation agenda) represents a huge effort to create coherence amongst marine research and innovation priorities at EU, sea basin and national levels and to mainstream blue growth objectives into the relevant instruments. The BLUEMED initiative will be endorsed by nine EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus) on 16 October in Venice, in the presence of Commissioner Moedas.

Start date: 16/10/2015 - 00:00
Last update: 01/02/18

EU-UNESCO information meeting on underwater cultural heritage - protection and opportunities

The aim of the meeting is to examine the legal status, review recent technological achievements and suggest next steps for realising their potential to inform us about about Europe's history and prehistory and to enhance the tourist appeal of coastal areas.

Start date: 01/10/2015 - 11:00
Last update: 01/02/18


Scientific Conference on the Occasion of the Centenary of World War I, 26-27 June 2014, Grand Hall, Provincial Court, Bruges, Belgium

Start date: 26/06/2014 (All day)
Last update: 09/06/14

Lunchtime conference - underwater cultural heritage

Start date: 23/09/2013 - 12:30
Last update: 11/11/13


Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium 15 December 2011 PROVISIONAL AGENDA

Start date: 15/12/2011 - 12:00
Last update: 03/12/11

UNESCO regional Meeting for Europe on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

  Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium 15 December 2011     Provisional Agenda     Thursday  15 December 2011  

Start date: 14/12/2011 - 11:00
Last update: 04/11/11