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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Info Day

Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
 Registration Closed
Date: Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:00 - 17:30

Venue: European Commission, Albert Borschette Conference Centre (CCAB)  |  City: Etterbeek, Belgium

EMFF Info Day - Sustainable Blue Economy
EMFF Info Day - Sustainable Blue Economy

Innovation, marine litter, cooperation in the Mediterranean – the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund launches a call to foster a "Sustainable Blue Economy". With a total budget of € 14.5 million, the call will accelerate the implementation of the European maritime policy and the deployment of the blue economy across Europe and in the Mediterranean. ​

EMFF Info Day

It will be open to all sea basins surrounding the EU coasts and will target a wide range of stakeholders.

The Info Day will be opened by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The day will mark the launch of one of the commitments that was made by the European Union at the Our Ocean 2017 global conference that took place in Malta in October.  The pledge is a direct step to a concrete action for a sustainable blue economy.

Download the full Agenda.


The event will be web-streamed. The links to the sessions will be published on this page before the event takes place. 

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Sustainable blue economy call 

The Sustainable Blue Economy call comprises 4 strands to support innovation and bring research results closer to the market. The other objective is to increase capacity building and networking for a sustainable use of our sea basins. The call will support sustainable job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Strand 1  Demonstration projects for the blue economy has a budget of €8.000.000. It will boost demonstration projects based on innovative technologies to test, deploy and scale up new industry, service applications and solutions for the blue economy. It will help improve the market-readiness of innovative technologies and/or maritime services.
  • Strand 2  Efficient strategies and technologies against marine litter has a budget of  €2.000.000. It will support concrete methodologies and technologies for:

- reducing the volume and harmfulness of marine litter from sea-based sources;
- monitoring and quantifying the contribution of sea-based sources of marine litter and
- removing and recycling it, in an environmentally sound and resource-efficient way.

  • Strand 3  Blue networks for the Mediterranean has a budget of €3.000.000. It will promote networking to support job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship in the blue economy of the Mediterranean Sea through cooperation between a wide variety of stakeholders such as education and training institutes, maritime clusters and fisheries local communities from the EU and its partner countries in the Mediterranean. 
  • Strand 4  Joint actions for a sustainable Blue economy in the Mediterranean has a budget of €1.500.000. It will support the restoration of damaged or degraded coastal and marine ecosystems in zones of the Mediterranean with a high potential for a wide range of marine ecosystem services.
For more detailed information check the extract from the amendement of the Work Programme 2017

The launch of this call is an important concrete step to implement key Commission policy initiatives such as the Communication from the Commission: 

The content of this page is for information purposes only. The relevant legal instruments and the text of the call shall take precedence over the information contained in this page. The European Commission or EASME does not accept responsibility for any use made of the information contained therein.


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  • Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:00 - 17:30

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