Although the European Maritime Day (EMD) 2020 Conference (foreseen to be held in Cork, Ireland) had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis and the related social distancing measures, our EMD In My Country partners managed to organise many open air or virtual events.
European Maritime Day
20 May is European Maritime Day. Every year the EU organises the EMD conference around that date. It is one of the highlights of the maritime calendar, with up to 1,500 stakeholders joining as we celebrate the blue economy.
EMD In My Country events are expanded in 2020 to all the EU sea basins. From the beginning of April till mid-July more than 200 events will take place in 18 EU and 3 non–EU countries: eco-tours and excursions in coastal areas, beach-cleaning activities, guided tours of ports by boat, visits to maritime museums, aquaria and shipyards, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, seminars and many other activities with maritime themes.
European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference and Expo, the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy will take place this year in Cork, Ireland (14 & 15 May 2020).
EMD 2020 (Cork, Ireland, 14 &15 May) offers the opportunity to maritime stakeholders to participate at EMD Exhibition. A pitch stage which will take place in parallel during the two-day conference will add value to the exhibition, making it an ideal place for stakeholders to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments on blue economy. Deadline: 15 March 2020.
In parallel with the European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference in Cork (14 & 15 May 2020), the EMD In My Country 2020 events will take place all over Europe for the public at large (from April to June 2020).
The 2020 edition of the European Maritime Day (EMD) will take place on 14-15 May 2020 in the City of Cork, Ireland. EMD is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue growth. The opening session will target the “EU Maritime Policy towards 2050” and the plenary session will focus on ‘Empowering Future Ocean Leaders’.
Stakeholders’ workshops are at the core of the European Maritime Day. For 2020, the European Commission is planning to select 20 high-quality workshops (four slots with 5 workshops running in parallel).
EMD In My Country was very popular this year, reaching the unprecedented number of 145 events organised in 21 different countries (15 EU and 6 non-EU), attracting 25.000 participants!
I am diving in the clear waters off the coast of Calabria. A few fish pass slowly to my left. Looking down, I spot several big stone blocks on the seabed. As I move closer to take a better look, a voice in my ear tells me these marble slabs were being carried by a large Roman Empire barge when it sank in the 3rd century AD.
Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella has opened the 2019 European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon. This year, the main focus is on boosting a “blue” economy, the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, through entrepreneurship, investment, and research and innovation. On this occasion, the European Commission launches the second edition of its Blue Economy Report.
Just a few days left to register for European Maritime Day (EMD) in Lisbon. Registration will close on 10 May 2019 (17.00 Brussels time)!
The full provisional programme for the European Maritime Day (Lisbon, 16-17 May), is now available with the names of speakers.
This year EMD In My Country offers a big variety of events organised in 15 EU and 5 non-EU countries: beach-cleaning activities, guided tours of ports, workshops, conferences, seminars and exhibitions on maritime themes, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage (cultural, environmental), excursions by boat, visits to maritime museums or former ships, shipyards and port facilities etc.
EMD 2019 will offer an upgraded Blue Expo experience and pitch stage in parallel with the two-day conference. It is an ideal place for stakeholders to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments. Interested stakeholders have the possibility to rent an exhibition booth during the two-day conference to showcase innovative ideas, products and services related to the themes of the conference.
European Maritime Day (EMD) will take place on 16-17 May 2019 in Lisbon, and registration is now open!
In parallel with the EMD Conference in Lisbon (16 & 17 May 2019), a series of local EMD events will be organised all over Europe for the public at large. In 2018 73 EMD events in My Country took place around Europe, attracting thousands of participants, making a record in EMD history! Read our call and apply for your event. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2019.
EMD, the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth will take place in Congress Centre in Lisbon on May 16 & 17, 2019. Focus in 2019 will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment. Interested to organise a workshop?
Commissioner Karmenu Vella is in Burgas, Bulgaria welcoming more than 1000 participants from the maritime sector for the 2018 edition of the European Maritime Day. For the first time since its conception, the European Maritime Day takes place in the Black Sea region.
With the conference programme for this year’s European Maritime Day shaping up, get ready for what will surely be another great opportunity to gain new insights into maritime affairs and blue growth and related EU policies and funding opportunities.