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  • BLUEMED National Consultation Days

    Posted on 31/07/2018

    "We stress the importance of structuring Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in marine and maritime sectors to encompass a broad range of objectives comprising the creation of new, blue jobs and social well-being while also being mindful of sustainable development and the preservation of the environment in the Mediterranean area » declared at La Valletta UfM R&I Ministers, together with the EU Commissioners, a year ago. After the set-up of the Group of Senior Officials BLUEMED Working Group as new governing body of (...) Read more.

  • SwitchMed Connect 2018

    Posted on 27/07/2018

    Leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive, circular and sharing economies in the Mediterranean will come together in Barcelona on 13-15 November 2018. The agenda of the SwitchMed Connect 2018 features a unique blend of expert discussions, entrepreneurial stories, best cases and hands-on applications about green and circular economy planning and implementation in the South and North Mediterranean countries. Register now https://switchmedconnect.com/en/

  • Annual Conference_International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)

    Posted on 25/07/2018

    The 26th annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) will be held in Mombasa (Kenya) on 11-14 September 2018. With the organization of the IAME 2018 conference, the Maritime Economists community not only opens up for the African continent as a major vector of the future development of its sub-discipline within the broader field of transportation and logistics, but also towards the other areas of application that can now be considered and integral part of the maritime (...) Read more.

  • Invitation: Ocean Business 2018 in Lisbon, 18-20 September

    Posted on 23/07/2018

    The Ocean Business 2018 is an international blue industry event that will be held in Lisbon (Gare Marítima de Alcântara), from 18th to 20th of September 2018, which aims to foster networking and debate around sustainable ocean business solutions in all important key areas. The Ocean Business 2018 will focus emergent areas like green shipping, ocean engineering, maritime digitalization, ocean robotics, environmental monitoring and protection, maritime security and safety, but also traditional activities such as fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and leisure. (...) Read more.

  • 2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy

    Posted on 18/07/2018

    The 2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy, has been published. The report was prepared jointly by the JRC and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE). It intends to measure the trends, performance and progress of the blue economy in Europe by looking into the established maritime sectors (e.g. living resources, marine extraction and oil & gas, ports, warehousing and water projects, shipbuilding & repair, and coastal tourism) but also at some (...) Read more.

  • 4th Meeting of the WestMed Steering Committee

    Posted on 18/07/2018

    The 4th Meeting of the WestMed Steering Committee will be held on 3 October 2018 in Algiers (Algeria). The meeting will have as priorities the adoption of the document summarizing common priorities and, on the other hand, the discussion on the draft Ministerial declaration of the Conference scheduled in December in Algiers.

  • High-level roundtable “When tourism is really welcome? Political and economic solutions to make tourism sustainable”

    Posted on 23/05/2018

    The High-level roundtable is organised by the MED Sustainable Tourism Community on 30 May 2018 (11.30-13.00) in Rome, at the UNINT University. It will gather international actors of tourism industry - from private and public sector - to raise key issues and trends towards a greater sustainability this strategic sector, for the benefit of both travellers and hosting territories. The roundtable will take place in the framework of a two-day international conference “Re-connecting tourism: promoting evidence-based policies for sustainable development” (...) Read more.

  • Call for Strategic Start-up Actions on Blue Growth in the Mediterranean

    Posted on 17/05/2018

    The BLUEMED CSA Consortium is pleased to announce the opening of its Call for Strategic Start-up Actions on Blue Growth in the Mediterranean. The Call is open to entities who are willing to partner up with at least three other organisations from different countries, including one non-EU country and one private enterprise, to conduct a series of meetings leading up to a feasibility, foresight or pilot study on topics that are crucial to the future of Blue Growth in the (...) Read more.

  • Launch of the "TransLogMED" project

    Posted on 15/05/2018

    The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has launched the “TransLogMED” project at the first Mediterranean Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics, held on 8-9 May in Ismailia (Egypt), under the auspices of H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of Egypt and in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister of Egypt, and in partnership with the Suez Canal Authority, the Egyptian Ministry of Transport and the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME). The “TransLogMED” (...) Read more.

  • REGISTRATION OPEN for Kick-off event International Forum for MSP

    Posted on 07/05/2018

    EC DG MARE and IOC-UNESCO are jointly organising the kick-off event on 24-25 May in Brussels, Belgium. The event targets maritime spatial planners from across the world as well as experts directly involved in planning. Plenary sessions are foreseen on European as well as international MSP, and two interactive technical workshops will be organised to explore cross-sector integration and stakeholder involvement in MSP. Registration is open until 14 May: https://rsvp.digitevent.com/international152240359

  • Launch of the UfM labelled project "Plastic Busters"

    Posted on 27/03/2018

    The launch of the UfM labelled-project Plastic Busters will take place in Siena (Italy) on 17 April 2018. The Mediterranean Sea is one of the areas most affected by Marine Litter (ML) in the world. The impacts of ML on marine biota within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), including endangered species such as cetaceans and sea turtles, remain poorly addressed, however it is clear that prevention and mitigation measures are urgently needed. The overall objective of PlasticBusters MPAs project is to (...) Read more.

  • Call for Applications, 1st ODYSSEA Summer School Operational Oceanography for Science, Business and Society

    Posted on 21/03/2018

    Dates and location: Akontisma Hotel, Nea Karvali, Kavala, Greece 3rd - 12th September 2018 The overall objective of the 1st ODYSSEA Summer School is to stimulate a scientific dialogue and create a learning experience about operational oceanography in the Mediterranean context. More precisely, after the end of the program, the trainees, coming from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea basin, will be able to: • Understand the concept of operational oceanography • Use the ODYSSEA project platform for retrieving, managing (...) Read more.

  • APPLY NOW: Summer school on Blue growth in the EU and the Euro-Mediterranean

    Posted on 16/03/2018

    A summer school on blue growth in the EU and the Euro-Mediterranean region, hosted by the Euro-Mediterranean University. Open to all motivated postgraduates from the region. The programme includes distance learning (11.6.2018-15.6.2018), lectures, field trips and counts on participant's active involvement. The summer school is free of charge and free accommodation is offered to participants. More information on http://www.emuni.si/en/education/emuni-summer-school-2018. http://www.emuni.si/en/education/emuni-summer-school-2018

  • INVITATION: European Maritime Day 2018 - 31 May and 1 June 2018

    Posted on 12/03/2018

    The European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Bulgarian EU Presidency and the Municipality of Burgas are happy to invite you to European Maritime Day 2018. The conference will take place on 31 May and 1 June 2018 in Burgas, Bulgaria. EMD 2018 will bring you: i) Up to 20 stakeholder workshops; ii) A political opening with Ministers from Black Sea riparian states; iii) A high-level debate on "Black Sea Big Bang" – how to spur sustainable (...) Read more.

  • SAVE THE DATE - 3rd edition of SwitchMed Connect

    Posted on 02/03/2018

    Whether you joined us in the previous editions or you are new to our growing community, SwitchMed Connect is definitely the best place to dive into the unique ecosystem of eco and social innovations in the Mediterranean. We are now shaping the agenda of the SwitchMed Connect 2018. This will be a very special edition, as this year marks the end of the first phase of the SwitchMed programme. It will be the occasion to connect with some of the (...) Read more.

  • Blue Invest 2018

    Posted on 01/03/2018

    The European Commission is looking for entrepreneurs active in the blue economy to take part in a high-profile event aimed at matching cutting edge companies with public and private investors. #BlueInvest 2018, the first European event of its kind will be hosted by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The event will create bilateral networking opportunities for blue economy entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. In addition, a selection of companies will have the opportunity to pitch their projects (...) Read more.

  • CPMR Intermediterranean Commission

    Posted on 12/02/2018

    After the last meetings held in Naples in November 2017, the Mediterranean regions will gather again in the framework of their CPMR Intermediterranean Commission Working Groups and Political Bureau. The meetings will be held on 14-15 February in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain), back to back with PANORAMED Steering Committee (Interreg MED project on governance). The technical gatherings on the 14th will give the opportunity to discuss on important topics for the Blue Economy such as transports, fisheries, maritime investments, coastal protection, (...) Read more.

  • Blue Invest 2018 – SAVE THE DATE, 17 MAY 2018, BRUSSELS

    Posted on 12/02/2018

    The European Commission is pleased to announce the first match-making event in Europe between companies and investors in the Blue Economy. The OECD projects that the global maritime economy will grow at twice the rate of the mainstream economy by 2030. For Europe, this would mean 10.8 million jobs and nearly 1 trillion euro in turnover. How to take advantage of this potential? How can technology and creativity meet finance? #BlueInvest 2018: a match-making event where i) selected entrepreneurs will (...) Read more.

  • European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    The first-ever European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy was adopted on 16 January 2018 with the aim to transform the way plastic products are designed, used, produced and recycled in the EU. Better design of plastic products, higher plastic waste recycling rates, more and better quality recycling will help boosting the market for recycled plastics. It will deliver greater added value for a more competitive, resilient plastics industry. The Strategy is part of Europe’s transition towards a circular (...) Read more.

  • Plastic Busters for a Mediterranean free from litter

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    “Plastic Busters for a Mediterranean free from litter” is a UfM labeled project whose goal is to effectively tackle the issue of marine litter in the Mediterranean and thus contribute to the de-pollution of the Mediterranean Sea. In January 2018, under the title “Plastic Busters: preserving biodiversity from plastics in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas”, the project was awarded a five million funding by the Interreg MED Programme under Priority Axis 3: Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources. Over (...) Read more.

  • The Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    The Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning (EMMCMSP) is a two-years advanced master program (120 ECTS) coordinated by a consortium of three high-rates European Universities: University Iuav of Venice, University of Sevilla and University of Azores. The consortium welcomes more than 40 Associated Partners and provides more than 30 international internship positions. Aim of the program is to provide students with a multi-disciplinary background to enable them to become specialists in Maritime Spatial Planning and in related issues. (...) Read more.

  • BiH joins 15 Mediterranean countries under EU strategy for safeguarding Mediterranean fisheries

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Mirko Šarović signed on 26 January 2018 the Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration, a multilateral strategy, proposed by the European Union, for safeguarding the future of the Mediterranean fishermen and coastal communities. Over 300,000 persons are directly employed on fishing vessels in the Mediterranean, whilst many more indirect jobs depend on the sector. This Declaration represents a practical example of EU’s neighborhood policy, and has so far been signed by (...) Read more.

  • The launch of the first Advanced Master on Sustainable Blue Growth

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    The first edition of the Master in Sustainable Blue Growth organized by the OGS and the University of Trieste has started in January 2018 and will be held in Trieste in three sessions, on March, July and October 2018. The Master is established to bring scientific excellence and technological innovation at the centre of a number of Blue Growth initiatives. The Master supports the creation of stable and attractive blue career pathways throughout strengthening professional skills and enhancing competencies in (...) Read more.

  • Sustainable Blue Economy

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), launched a call for proposals titled “Sustainable Blue Economy” with a view to accelerate the deployment of the blue economy across Europe while consolidating efforts and recent developments to support the sustainable development of blue economy sectors in the Mediterranean sea basin, including by strengthening the resilience of the marine and coastal ecosystem and taking action for their restoration. For more information https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/sustainable-blue-economy

  • UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    The UfM Conference held in Naples on 29-30 November highlighted the key role of the Blue Economy in sustainable development, jobs creation and investments Read more: http://ufmsecretariat.org/ufm-conference-blue-economy2017/

  • Project “Med Coasts for Blue Growth”

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    In December 2017, the project “Med Coasts for Blue Growth (MEDCOAST4BG )” received the UfM label. The project general objective is to analyze and promote the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in coastal areas particularly or potentially devoted to tourism, taking into consideration climate change effects, sustainable development of tourist activities, and basing its analysis and actions on the principles of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). The project, promoted by CPMR Intermediterranean Commission, (...) Read more.

  • 14th Conference of Foreign Affairs ministers of the Dialogue 5+5

    Posted on 08/02/2018

    Algiers hosted the 14th Conference of Foreign Affairs ministers of the Dialogue 5+5 under the theme “Western Mediterranean: promoting an economic, social and inclusive development, shared and sustainable, faced with the common challenges of the region.” The European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn underlined the importance of Maghreb integration, and reiterated the EU commitment in favour of the cooperation with the North African countries in order to face the common challenges of the region. The (...) Read more.


    Posted on 08/02/2018

    DIVECO2 aims to support the sustainable development of the fishery sector in Algeria, with a focus on marine and continental aquaculture. Associations in the field of fisheries and aquaculture in Algeria will attend training sessions held under the EU-funded Economic Diversification Support Programme – fisheries sector. The training – aimed at members of professional organisations and associations – will take place from November to December 2017 and will focus on the themes of project management and associative management.