2021 LIFE Calls for Proposals (15/06/2021)
Update about the series of info sessions related to the 2021 LIFE Call for Proposals - that will be published in July
MSP in Europe - Showcasing Maritime Spatial Planning in Video (24/06/2021)
This video produced by the European MSP platform presents examples of cross border and cross sectoral cooperation in five maritime basins to support the smart, sustainable and fair use of the maritime space. The video showcases the work of five MSP projects supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (2014-2020), including the MARSPLAN-BS-II in the Black Sea. Please see the background document for more information and video download links.
CMA and Blue Entrepreneurship – online event and conclusions (30/06/2021)
On 25 May 2021 a regional webinar on supporting the priorities of the Common Maritime Agenda (CMA) through research and innovation took place, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, co-chaired by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey, and supported by the European Commission. More precisely, this online event, which welcomed over 116 participants from all corners of the Black Sea, explored how this topic could contribute to cultivating the region’s potential for Blue Entrepreneurship.
And the next CMA Coordination goes to... (30/06/2021)
After Bulgaria in 2020 as the first CMA coordination and Turkey in 2021, CMA Countries agreed by consensus on CMA coordination by Georgia for the year 2022 during the last CMA Steering Group meeting.
Key messages from the 2nd CMA Steering Group under the Turkish coordination (30/06/2021)
On June 14th 2021, the second CMA Steering group was organised under Turkish coordination and the following points were discussed.
Virtual Knowledge Center (VKC) updates (30/06/2021)
The Black Sea Virtual Knowledge Centre is a virtual platform that provides information on blue economy in the Black Sea region coordinated by the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC PERMIS).
CMA Success Stories (30/06/2021)
BSAM is busy spreading the word about successful initiatives in the Black Sea Basin! We do so in cooperation with the National Hubs, to showcase projects that have already made a notable contribution to achieving the CMA goals. The engagement of the National Hubs in liaising with the relevant stakeholders to promote the work done here provides another added value, laying the groundwork for the next generation of projects. You can already check out two of our published Success Stories:
Black Sea Youth Ambassadors – an inspiring new generation (30/06/2021)
Since 2020, the Black Sea CONNECT project has been coordinating the work of passionate, engaged, and creative Youth Ambassadors willing to play an important role by advocating for Blue Growth in the Black Sea and promote the goals of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).
Share your CMA news! (30/06/2021)
Share your Black Sea news, events, calls for projects and for cooperation - contact us via email, LinkedIn or Twitter if you would like to attract our attention on a specific resource or opportunity for Black Sea stakeholders.
Maritime Spatial Planning: Multi-Use Issues and Licensing Procedures (30/06/2021)
In response to the increasing demands and pressures for maritime space, the benefits of multi-use have been demonstrated by a number of projects. This technical study by the European MSP Platform highlights existing initiatives and forms of multi-use at sea in Europe and provides proposals to reduce licencing obstacles to its deployment. Based on best practice, this technical study provides tools for the implementation of CMA Goal II: A competitive, innovative and sustainable blue economy for the Black Sea, through the development of synergies between blue economy sectors.
Snapshot of recent events in the Black Sea supporting CMA implementation (30/06/2021)
A number of events were organised during the past quarter, in line with three main goals of the CMA. Explore the outputs and conclusions below:
"The Black Sea wind in our sails, to the ocean we want" (30/06/2021)
Black Sea Young Ambassadors are young early career ocean professionals who come from different backgrounds in marine and maritime research, industry, policy, environmental NGO and either in educational programmes or in the early stages of their carrier.
H2020 Funded BRIDGE-BS Kick-off Meeting (12/07/2021)
BRIDGE-BS (Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to Co-Develop Blue Growth within Resilient Ecosystems) is a Research and Innovation Action funded under Horizon 2020 it has officially started as of the 1st of June 2021. On 12-13th of July 2021, BRIDGE-BS will be kicked off with a virtual meeting.
ASELSU - Assessment Sea Level Rise Stability Uncertainty - Expro+ (18/06/2021)
ASELSU will study the feasibility for the Sentinel-6 Next Generation space component to address new requirements by a full assessment of the Sentinel-6 Sea Level Rise Uncertainty Stability Budget using metrological best practices and procedures.
DigiCirc Blue Economy open call (08/07/2021)
Open call opportunity for European SMEs/Start-ups that can use digital tools and apply cutting-edge solutions in the circular economy by addressing specific challenges in the domain of Blue Economy. Minimum of 15 consortia will be selected and get a direct funding and opportunity to integrate innovation support programme.
Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills Call (implementing the ‘Blueprint’) (08/07/2021)
The call aims to create new strategic approaches and cooperation for concrete skills development solutions in given economic sectors, or in areas implementing a major action of the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience, the Pact for Skills.
SMEs Growth in Romania, Individual Projects Scheme (08/07/2021)
The Programme will finance projects proposed by Romanian enterprises with the aim to finance development and application of innovative green, blue or ICT products, services and technologies.