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.
It will be open to all sea basins surrounding the EU coasts and will target a wide range of stakeholders.
When: 9 November 2017, 9:00 -17:30
Where: Borschette Conference Center, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
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.
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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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- 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.
The launch of this call is an important concrete step to implement key Commission policy initiatives such as the Communication from the Commission: