FAQs

The Virtual Knowledge Centre (VKC) is a regional networking platform for sharing knowledge and for supporting the development of the blue economy. It allows sharing general, technical and sectoral knowledge and information related to marine and maritime affairs and blue economy in the Mediterranean. Joining the VKC will enable you to exchange knowledge and views, know who does what, extend your network, contact partners, build operational partnerships and widen the impact of your action on blue economy.
The ultimate objective of the VKC is to contribute to the development of a vibrant Blue Economy Community in the Mediterranean region as a space for dialogue among major blue economy stakeholders. To build the “Blue Economy Community”, VKC users are called upon to upload existing or foreseen “Knowledge Management Systems” (KMS) and “Projects”, and/or register as blue economy “Stakeholders”.
You simply have to register as a user of the VKC. To contribute to an active “Blue Economy Community”, please, upload news and/or events related to your work on the blue economy, a “KMS” (see the definition in the website), a “Project” your organization is involved in, or – VERY IMPORTANT - register as blue economy “Stakeholder”. The UfM Team (blueconomy@ufmsecretariat.org) is at your disposal for any help or clarification.
The VKC, developed by the European Commission (DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries), is currently managed by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) http://ufmsecretariat.org/.
You can unsubscribe at any time simply by sending an email to blueconomy@ufmsecretariat.org or logging into your account and click on the option “Unsubscribe” in the “Profile’’ section.
As you may see, the overall structure of the VKC is built in English, French and Arabic. Single entries however (e.g. news and/or event) must be uploaded in English. Alternatively, you can send your single entry in French or Arabic (max. 100 words) at blueconomy@ufmsecretariat.org so to be summarized into English and uploaded.
- The information uploaded will be assessed before being published. Users must be aware that the VKC will not publish anything: i) unrelated to the promotion of sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean region; ii) directly or indirectly linked to political parties or groups as well as to any kind of commercial activity; iii) using aggressive or disrespectful language towards other users’ nationality, ethnic origin, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion; iv) likely to offend the operate of organizations or invade the privacy of individuals. - Usually, one day. - Soon it will be possible to upload files (.pdf, .ppt) in all the sections of the VKC website.
You can provide feedback and comments or report on the content by sending an email to blueconomy@ufmsecretariat.org.