The next stop of the European Maritime Day cruise is on 31st of May and 1st of June 2018 in Burgas, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. To present next year's EMD headline themes and involve stakeholders in shaping this upcoming event, we are pleased to invite you to the EMD Info Day on 9 October 2017 at the Bulgarian Permanent Representation in Brussels, Square Marie-Louise 49. Participants will be able to join our interactive round table discussions and provide direct input and suggestions for the organisation of next year’s event.
Developing the blue economy in the Black Sea was the theme of a high-level conference held on 15 September in Batumi (Georgia). Under the title "Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation", this 4th annual stakeholder event was co-organised by the European Commission, the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection.