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WestMED Success Story. Tackling invasive species: a successful Italian-Tunisian approach with Bleu Adapt and ARIBiotech

Tackling invasive species is one of the main lines of action by the European Commission (EC) on protection of marine ecosystems and its biodiversity, and it and is especially applicable to the Mediterranean Basin. The introduction of these organisms into ports, coastal areas, and watersheds is damaging aquatic ecosystems worldwide, with estimated direct costs in […]

The MedFund Call for Mediterranean MPAs | Deadline 30 June 2024

Deadline:  30 June 2024 Budget:  Max $ 55.000 per MPA, per year, over 5 years Countries: Albania, Algeria, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco, and Tunisia More information: MedFund website In the framework of the joint project The MedFund / MedPAN, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and entitled “Build back a blue and stronger Mediterranean”, the […]

Technical assistance to support communities of actors to achieve the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters objectives | Deadline 24 May 2024

Deadline:  24 May 2024 Budget/ Technical Assistance: Technical Assistance Countries/ regions: EU countries/ Mission lighthouses basins (the Atlantic/Arctic coast, Baltic and North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Danube River basin More information: website   Objective The objective of the technical assistance is to support selected applicants in developing and strengthening their actions contributing to one or […]

Report: Women in fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region: roles, challenges and opportunities

Source: FAO-GFCM website Women play active roles throughout the fisheries value chain in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, including participating in pre-harvest activities like vessel and gear construction and maintenance, harvest activities both on board fishing vessels and from shore, and post-harvest activities such as sorting, cleaning, processing and marketing the catch, as well […]

WestMED goes full Mediterranean at the UfM stakeholder conference 2024

The WestMED Initiative actively participated in the 2nd UfM Blue Economy Stakeholder Conference, which took place in Athens on February 19 and 20, 2024. Background The WestMED Initiative follows up on the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Declaration on the Blue Economy endorsed by the Union for Mediterranean (UfM) which took place on the 17 November 2015, inviting the participating countries to explore the […]

Report: Infrastructures, energy and digitalisation: pillars for the sustainable development of transport in the Western Mediterranean

With the Russian aggression on Ukraine and the war in Gaza being prolonged over time, the Mediterranean region at large is in total turmoil. The Policy Study entitled “Infrastructures, energy and digitalisation, pillars for the sustainable development of transport in the Western Mediterranean” aims at contributing with shared reflections and formulation of policy proposals to […]

Tunisia and Greece join forces on the Sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean

A new strategic agreement between Greek and Tunisian maritime clusters represents an official gateway to boost the blue economy between the western and eastern Mediterranean. On 19 February 2024,  During the 2nd Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Stakeholders Conference in Athens, the  Cluster Maritime Tunisien (CMT) and  Greek Strategis Maritime ICT Cluster (SMICT), signed a […]

Pilot Project on a demonstrator fishing vessel to promote energy transition in the fisheries sector | Deadline 11 June 2024

Deadline: 11 June 2024 Budget: € 2.2 million Countries: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs) More information:   funding and tender opportunities portal by the European Commission    A new EUR 2.2 million call for proposals has opened for a Pilot Project on a demonstrator fishing vessel to promote energy transition in the fisheries sector (PPPA-2024-FISHVESSELDEMO). The […]

Submit your blue school project and receive funding (SHORE) | Deadline 20 March 2024

Deadline: 20 March 2024 Budget: € 10.000 max per project Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia (and more) More information:  visit the SHORE website SHORE Open Calls aim to enhance the ocean literacy of primary and secondary students, educators, and schools, by empowering youth to become agents of change and eco-citizens. The SHORE […]

WestMED Success Story. The power of Accelerators – meet GALATEA, the Blue Growth Accelerator

Project Funding support In the Mediterranean region, the main sources of investments in the sustainable blue economy include public funding opportunities offered by international organisations, governments, Multilateral Development Banks and “green funds”. Such funding is offered in the form of grants or lending instruments aimed at co-financing projects and providing support to infrastructure development, start-ups […]