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The Community of Practice on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) for the Mediterranean has been launched!

Brussels, January 26, 2022. During the Hackathon organised by the WestMED Assistance Mechanism in Malta on June 30th 2022 and a couple of meetings under MSPMED project, the relevant stakeholders discussed about the creation of an open Community of Practice for exchange on MSP in the framework of the WestMED Initiative and supported by CINEA […]

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Four years of practical support to a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean

In the past 4 years (2018-2022), the WestMED Assistance Mechanism has accomplished a lot to be proud of. It helped secure 50 million euros in funding alone for all kinds of different projects that contribute to the WestMED Initiative’s main objective to develop and strengthen a sustainable blue economy in the region. It also helped […]

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The WestMED, Atlantic and Black Sea Assistance Mechanisms have joined forces

A unique Assistance Mechanism has been formed to help support the implementation of the three EU-sea basin strategies: the Western Mediterranean (WestMED), the Atlantic and the Black Sea. It means that the WestMED Assistance Mechanism has now become part of a larger consortium to better identify and build on the synergies between all three sea […]

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Commission report on the implementation of the Western Mediterranean initiative

Source: European commission   The Commission has adopted a report on the outcomes of the Western Mediterranean (WestMED) initiativeSearch for available translations of the preceding which has been in place for 5 years. Since 2017, five EU Member States (France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Malta), and five southern partner countries (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and […]

Synergies to address pollution in the Mediterranean: REMPEC hosts the first Coordination Meeting on the Mediterranean Strategy (2022-2031)

The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is hosting the First Coordination Meeting on the Mediterranean Strategy for the Prevention of, Preparedness, and Response to Marine Pollution from Ships (2022-2031), in its premises in Malta between 29 November and 1 December 2022. Gathering representatives from Contracting Parties to the Barcelona […]

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Maritime Clusters take center stage at WestMED’s National Event in Lisbon

As part of the ‘WestMED In My country’ campaign, organised by the WestMED Assistance Mechanism, the Portuguese National Hub focused its national event on “How Clusters will accelerate a sustainable Blue Med Economy.” This took place on 28 September 2022 in the Instituto Hidrográfico in Lisbon. The event was opened by Orlando Costa, Head of […]