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Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) Blue Paper Action Plan (2007)

The Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) Blue Paper Action Plan of 2007 contains a chapter entitled ‘Raising the visibility of maritime Europe’. Although no specific action on maritime heritage was envisaged in the Action Plan, the Blue Paper clearly stated that: ‘[the Integrated Maritime Policy] should also promote Europe’s maritime heritage, supporting maritime communities, including port-cities and traditional fisheries communities, their artefacts and traditional skills, and promoting links between them that enhance their knowledge and visibility.’