• 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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  • Apply for a stand at the EMD exhibition!

    10 February 2024 Communication team

    The last time stakeholders had the possibility to get together as exhibitors was in 2023. The European Commission, the City of Svendborg and the Danish Maritime Authority are happy to be able to offer this possibility once again and to give stakeholders the chance to showcase their projects and initiatives in an exhibition. All  corresponding […]

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  • First joint WestMED and Atlantic Action Plan national event at EUROMARITIME 2024

    1 February 2024 National Hub France

    This event was the first joint national event connecting the Atlantic Action Plan and the WestMED initiative. It was organised by the French national hub for the WestMED and the Atlantic Assistance Mechanism The event kicked off with recalling the 2023 Ministerial Declarations, that serve as parties’ commitment to both sea basin strategies. It was […]

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