• Joint FAO/GFCM-WestMED event during SIPA2024 on Climate Change Resilient Aquaculture

    23 February 2024 National Hub Algeria

    On February 11, 2024, the GFCM Scientific Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ), organized a workshop in close cooperation with WestMED Algeria on Climate Change, Resilient Aquaculture, and Mitigation Strategies. This event took place during the International Fisheries and Aquaculture exhibition (SIPA Algerie 2024), in Oran Algeria The workshop started with opening remarks, setting the stage for […]

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

    22 February 2024 Communication team

    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 […]

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  • The WestMED welcomes its new Portuguese Co-presidency – A message from the co-chair

    20 February 2024 Communication team

    As of 2024, Portugal will co-chair the WestMED Steering Committee for 2 years. It will do so together with Mauritania that had already assumed this position in 2023. This will be in accordance with the principle of rotation among the participating countries of the WestMED Initiative. Portugal will take over the baton from Malta that […]

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  • The European Blue Forum Stakeholder Position Papers are out!

    16 February 2024 Communication team

    The European Blue Forum consisting of stakeholders from all 5  EU sea basins has published its first 2 Position papers related to key issues concerning the European Seas Paper 1: What do we need from European Seas by 2030, and are we asking too much? Paper 2: What does a fossil fuel free sustainable blue […]

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

    15 February 2024 Communication team

    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 […]

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