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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Competition for maritime space. To some, it could invoke references to the 17th century Anglo-Dutch wars, fighting for control over trade routes, but in fact it is a very topical – though much more civilized – affair today.
The blue biotechnology sector is a fascinating niche in the European blue economy. It uses living marine organisms – algae, bacteria, fungi, shellfish – to develop new, sustainable applications for a variety of sectors, ranging from pharmaceuticals and textiles to chemicals, packaging, fuel and more.
European Maritime Day this year is going virtual from Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 and 21 May 2021. Check the provisional programme, with plenaries on Sustainable Blue Economy and Green Recovery, 20 attracting workshops, 3 pitch stage sessions and many B2B meetings opportunities.