Entries by Communication team

Supporting the clean energy transition of European businesses | Deadline 16 November 2023

Deadline: 16 November, 2023 Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain   Scope: As highlighted in the Green Deal Industrial Plan, the achievement of climate-neutrality by 2050 will require a full mobilisation and deeper cooperation among all players operating across the different value chains of Europe’s net-zero industry. Exposure to energy prices, increased global competition as well as […]

Horizon Europe: EUR 64.6 million available for projects in sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply | Deadline 10 October

Deadline: 10 October, 2023 Budget: €64.400.000 Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain Scope: Following the adoption of the Horizon Europe 2023-2024 work programme, the European Commission has launched a new call for project proposals to support research and innovation under efficient, sustainable and inclusive energy use. This Destination includes activities targeting a sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply. […]

WestMED countries re-commit to further develop a sustainable, resilient, decarbonized and circular blue economy for the Western Mediterranean.

On 23 June 2023, ministers and high-level representatives from the 10 WestMED countries (Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia) met in Malta together with representatives of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean in order to  reassess and update the priorities stated in the WestMed Framework for Action […]

WestMED Conference 2023 – More than 100 stakeholders gather in Malta to discuss Blue Economy developments and opportunities

This year’s WestMED Stakeholder Conference was hosted in Malta on June 22, 2023.  More than 100 stakeholders from around the region, gathered in-person to exchange experiences on a wide variety of blue economy topics and meet fellow experts. National representatives of the Initiative together with senior regional experts and key institutional representatives shared their views, […]

MedFund/ MedPAN Call for Interest – Managing MPAs | Deadline 30 June 2023

Deadline: 30 June, 2023 Budget: USD 50-60K Countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia – Albania, Lebanon, Montenegro Scope: The MedFund’s mission is to support the long-term recurrent costs of managing Marine Protected Areas. Eligible activities: Co-management activities, Salaries1(excluding administrative salaries), Equipment and infrastructure maintenance, and small equipment purchases, Surveillance and enforcement, Active governance and stakeholder participation, Awareness […]

Call for expression of interest for new S3 partnerships, including on blue economy topics

Blue economy stakeholders can now form a Smart Specialisation (S3) interregional partnership by submitting their interest to the European Commission under the call for expression of interest for new S3 partnerships, under the Smart Specialisation Community of Practice (S3 CoP). The application form to set up a new partnership is open continuously via the online […]

Paths to decarbonisation: cross-sea basin synergies Workshop

European Maritime Days | 24 May 2023 | Brest, France   Exploring concrete paths for an enlarged regional cooperation towards decarbonisation of the blue economy The full decarbonisation of the blue economy is becoming more and more relevant for the EU and its neighbouring countries, and it remains a truly cross-cutting challenge for the three […]

Pioneering Marine Spatial Planning in Morocco – World Bank report

Source: the World Bank – full article: The World Bank has published a report capturing lessons learnt from a technical assistance activity to incubate Maritime Spatial Planning as a tool to conserve fishery resources while supporting artisanal fisheries. The ultimate aim of this exercise is for Morocco to create marine protected areas for fisheries management […]

MedBAN Open Call for Blue Economy SMEs (Internationalisation) | Deadline: 31 May 2023

Deadline: 31 May, 2023 Budget: €300.000 Countries: Spain, Portugal, France Italy, Greece Scope: The open call for Internationalisation aims at providing financial support to SMEs working in the blue economy. The SMEs should focus on adapting processes and technologies for a greener, more digital and resilient blue economy. Specifically, this call aims to contribute to […]