Entries by Communication team

WestMED brochure – 6 years on…

After 6 years, The WestMED initiative has a lot to show for. 115 sustainable blue economy projects were supported by the WestMED Assistance Mechanism, with 45 projects having been awarded funding by different EU and non-EU institutions and programmes. All these projects combined stand for a substantial 78.1 Million euro being invested in a stronger […]

Community-led actions to restore our ocean, seas and waters | Deadline 18 Sept 2024

Deadline:  18 Sept 2024 Budget/ Technical Assistance: € 50.000.000 Countries/ regions: a.o. all WestMED countries More information: website This call aims to mobilize communities of actors across the European Union to take decisive action in restoring, protecting, and preserving our ocean, seas, and waters. The call will support community-led pilot actions and transition agendas, as […]

WestMED at DEPORTIBUS 2024: the first European port festival

WestMED was highlighted at DEPORTIBUS 2024 ; the first European festival with 3 days celebrating port-related themes, including maritime exploration, sustainability, smart cities, and more. Activities ranged from technical summits, guided tours and concerts to author meet-ups, regattas, and film screenings. The festival engaged at various locations across La Spezia-Italy, making it a unique opportunity […]

Libya takes a major step towards a national blue economy strategy with African Union support

A National Stakeholders Consultation and Validation workshop for the National Blue Economy Strategy in Libya has been held under the auspices of the African Union from May 13-15, 2024 in Mombasa, Kenya. Many ministries incl transport and maritime transport, tourism, economy and trade, the oil sector, the Libyan Ports Authority, the General Secretariat, the National […]

WestMED highlights the power of regional cooperation at Our Ocean Conference 2024

On 16 April 2024, The WestMED Asistance Mechanism organised a side-event at the 9th edition of the Our Ocean Conference in Athens, Greece. Attendance to the Conference was by invitation only; extended to representatives from countries, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, academia, philanthropists, and the private sector, all of whom demonstrate a dedicated commitment to the […]

Report: The Parliamentarian’s guide to protecting the Mediterranean Sea and coast

Source: UN Environment website Members of parliaments play a pivotal role in transposing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) into enforceable national law. The Barcelona Convention and its Protocols are a case in point: how can a newly elected parliamentarian be expected to instantly find their way through a myriad of legally binding provisions, including Regional Action […]

Technical assistance to support communities of actors to achieve the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters objectives | Deadline 22 May 2024

Deadline:  24 May 2024 Budget: technical assistance (non financial) Countries: European/ Mission lighthouses basins (Mediterranean,  Atlantic and Arctic basin,Baltic and North Sea basin, Danube River basin) More information: dedicated funding page Objective The objective of the technical assistance is to support selected applicants in developing and strengthening their actions contributing to one or more of […]

EU Sea Basins Strategies featured at the European Maritime Day 2024

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Svendborg, Denmark, this annual event, hosted at the International Maritime Academy (SIMAC), promises to be enlighting for the maritime world. On May 30-31, EMD 2024 will attract Ocean Leaders from across Europe to converge, deliberate, and establish collaborations focused on addressing pressing challenges and promising opportunities within the blue […]