Entries by Communication team

Portugal assumes co-presidency of the WestMED Initiative

Source: DGPM / Portuguese government press release Starting in January 2024, Portugal, through the DGPM – Direção-Geral de Política do Mar, has assumed the co-presidency of the WestMed Initiative for a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean. It will do so jointly with Mauritania in 2024, and with Tunisia in 2025 – fully in […]

WestMED 2023 factsheet is out now!

The WestMED 2023 factsheet is out listing its major achievements. Goals, priorities, governance, stories, number of projects supported and much more in one quick overview Download your copy from the publications page

WestMED Success story: The drive for green shipping with MARINEHOUND as a leading project example

Around 80 percent of global trade is transported by commercial shipping, and intra-Mediterranean maritime trade-flows account for nearly 25% of global traffic volume Greening maritime transport is amongst the top challenges for the Mediterranean region. This means a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution as well as accidents and marine spills, […]

2nd Call for Small Projects to strengthen the level of effective protection in Mediterranean MPAs | Deadline 21 January 2024

Deadline: 21 January 2024 Budget: Max €25.000 (single MPA) to €45.000 (3 MPAs or more that cooperate) Countries:Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia,Greece, Cyprus, Malta,Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Monaco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania, More information: website MedPAN   The MedPAN Association is launching a Call for Small […]

Bring European Maritime Day to your country in 2024!

The European Maritime Day (EMD) 2024 is taking place again as a fully-fledged physical event, in Svendborg, Denmark on 30-31 May 2024. As every year, this will not be the only action to celebrate our seas and oceans and the sustainable blue economy. EMD In My Country 2024 events will also take place all over Europe from […]

Interreg NEXT MED : first call for proposals for transnational cooperation projects | Deadline 30 April 2024

Deadline:  30 April 2024 (= extended/ was 28 March) Budget: € 103.600.000 Countries: Cyprus, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia and Türkiye. More information: website interregnextmed.eu   The Managing Authority of the EU-funded Interreg NEXT MED Programme, in agreement with the representatives of the 15 participating countries, […]

MED MSP Community of Practice: experts from across the Mediterranean unite to share experiences and align perspectives

On 26 On January 2023, CINEA together with DG MARE, launched the ‘Community of Practice on Maritime Spatial Planning for the Mediterranean’, with the support of the WestMED Initiative, the MSP Assistance Mechanism and Union for Mediterranean. This is a voluntary, enthusiastic group of experts from EU and non-EU countries working on MSP in the […]

The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2023

This 2023 special edition of the GFCM’s flagship publication, The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries, updates statistics and figures on the status and management of fisheries in the region and includes, for the first time, an overview of regional indicators on the aquaculture sector in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries. It aims to […]

Maritime Spatial Planning projects (EMFAF-2023-PIA-MSP) | Deadline 27 February 2024

Deadline: 27 February 2024 Budget: € 4.000.000 Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia More information:   funding and tender opportunities portal by the European Commission    Objective The objective of this call for proposals is to facilitate the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the EU, including through the effective application of Directive 2014/89 […]

Maritime ports: studies, works or mixed | Deadline: 30 January 2024

Deadline: 30 January 2024 Budget: € 2.800.000.000 Countries: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain More information: Funding and tender opportunities portal by the European Commission Objective The objective is to develop transport infrastructure projects in maritime ports on the Core Network of the TEN-T. Scope Studies and / or works on core maritime ports, related to: […]