Entries by Egbert Hoogstad

Service Portal Mission Ocean and Waters launched!

The Mission Ocean and Waters service portal serves as a comprehensive one-stop-shop for stakeholders, offering essential tools, contacts, knowledge, matchmaking, financing, and support for the successful execution of the Mission. The platform ensures access to knowledge for all citizens while extending support and technical assistance to Mission Partners actively involved in the Mission Ocean and […]

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 […]

The Launch of Smart Specialisation (S3) Observatory

Launched as part of the Smart Specialisation Platform, the S3 CoP Observatory is a collaborative initiative involving DG REGIO G1, DG REGIO country desks, and the S3CoP Secretariat. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools such as Generative AI and entity extraction, the project team extracted and classified Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) priorities from regions’ and member states’ […]

Blue Economy Window Call | Info Day

Blue Economy Window 2020 | Info Day is a virtual event to officially launch the Blue Economy Window Call for Proposals 2020. Known as the EMFF BlueInvest Grants, the call offers a total budget of € 20 million. This call presents funding opportunities for SMEs across the European Union. You can get up to 70% […]

More than 100 stakeholders at the WestMED Workshop Agadir

A WestMED workshop was held at the Salon Halieutis, in the 22th February 2019. It was attended by more than a hundred persons coming from private and public sectors, fishermen, fishery Department, students, and other blue economy stakeholders. The event aimed to promote and to present the WestMed Initiative and its implementation in Morocco. The opening of the workshop was conducted by Mr. Yassine el Arroussi, representing the Moroccan Fishery Department. He welcomed the participants and thanked the EU Delegation in Morocco […]

Launch of a new initiative on Maritime Spatial Planning

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission will launch, MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning, on 11 and 12 February at UNESCO Headquarters. The project aims to promote better maritime spatial planning with a view to avoiding conflicts and improving the governance of human activities at sea such as aquaculture, […]

First call for proposals: 41 projects approved for funding

During its last meeting which took place for the very first time in Cairo (Egypt) on 29-30 January 2019, the Joint Monitoring Committee (decision-making body of the ENI CBC Med Programme composed of the representatives of 13 participating countries) approved a list of 41 projects recommended for funding by the Projects Selection Committee. Based on the […]

The Foreign Ministers of the “5 + 5 Dialogue” welcome the leading role of the Union for the Mediterranean in the region

At the 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the 5+5 Dialogue in Algiers, the Ministers welcomed the leading role of the UfM, stressing the importance for the General Secretariat to continue promoting practical and structural projects.” The Ministers are committed to advocating an enhanced role for the UfM, in improving governance, increasing political dialogue within […]

WestMed Initiative shifts Focus towards Key Areas

After extensive discussions with stakeholders and after having studied numerous policy and research papers, it was concluded that a slight change in course is required for this initiative. Phase I was meant to establish the added value of an overall maritime approach for the Western Mediterranean. And, whether there is enough support from the most […]