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Calls for proposals

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

All calls for proposals launched by DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries are published on this web page. For other policy areas, please refer to the EU grants web pages .

Date of publication on this websiteReference and titleDeadline for submitting proposals

04/09/2015 EASME/EMFF/2015/

Projects in the context of the Integrated Maritime Policy in the Black Sea and/or Mediterranean Sea regions
24/07/2015 MARE/2014/04

Support measures for small-scale fishing

24/07/2015 MARE/2014/41

Marine protected areas: network(s) for enhancement of sustainable fisheries in EU Mediterranean waters

10/07/2015 MARE/2015/06

Development of innovative, low-impact offshore fishing practices for small-scale vessels in outermost regions

29/06/2015 MARE/2014/46

Action on Maritime Spatial Planning in the Northern European Atlantic

18/12/2014 MARE/2014/26

Interoperability improvements in Member States to enhance information sharing for maritime surveillance

03/11/2014 MARE/2014/24

Guardians of the sea

29/10/2014 MARE/2014/19

Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection

05/08/2014 MARE/2014/22

Projects on Maritime Spatial Planning

26/07/2013 MARE/2013/09

Preparatory Action "Guardians of the Sea"

14/12/2012 MARE/2012/25

Project on Maritime Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean Sea and/or the Black Sea

05/12/2012 MARE/2012/24

Tools for a common governance and sustainable fisheries management:
fostering collaborative research between scientists and stakeholders

03/08/2012 MARE/2012/17

Test project on cooperation in execution of various maritime functionalities at sub-regional or sea-basin level in the field of integrated maritime surveillance (cooperation project)

26/03/2012 MARE/2012/08

Project on Maritime Spatial Planning in the Atlantic, including Celtic Sea and
Bay of Biscay



List of beneficiaries

Grants awarded in the field of maritime affairs and fisheries

Financial Transparency System (FTS)

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