Though the Mediterranean Sea is bordered by over 20 countries, a large part of it lies outside national jurisdictions. Cooperation is therefore essential to
In the Mediterranean region, the integrated maritime policy is designed to improve cooperation and governance while also encouraging sustainable growth. It encompasses the following
Western Mediterranean: Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy
Ten countries of the western Mediterranean region are working together on the shared interests for the region: five EU countries (France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Malta), and five southern partner countries (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia). It followed up on the Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy endorsed by the Union for Mediterranean (UfM) on 17 November 2015. It has 3 main goals
More information is available on the Westmed web site
The EU works with its southern and eastern neighbours through its European neighbourhood policy (ENP).
The Union for the Mediterranean promotes economic integration across 15 neighbours to the EU’s south in North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans region.
EU-funded marine and maritime projects fall into a variety of policy areas. Examples are
European Atlas of the Seas
European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)
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The European Commission has adopted an updated action plan for a sustainable, resilient and competitive blue economy in the EU Atlantic area, covering France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
The European Commission and the European External Action Service have jointly launched a public consultation on the way forward for the European Union’s Arctic policy.