2014-2020 EU financial framework – Partnership contracts between national governments and the Commission, operational programmes for regional development & work programmes for research are drawn up.
The Atlantic Forum process has generated possible projects for funding in an Action Plan that will support the blue economy and develop innovative ideas to face common challenges. It is now up to national governments and other bodies to select which of the Forum's proposals best match their own policy objectives and include them in their funding proposals.
Other funding sources for projects may include public-private partnerships, the European Investment Bank, public-sector and private funding sources. A strong partnership between business and the public sector will be critical in ensuring the long-term success of the Atlantic strategy.
Directorate-General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE)