EMFF Info Day 2017
About the event

EMFF INFO DAY "A wave of opportunities"– 2017 EMFF call for proposals "Sustainable blue economy"

Interested in getting support for your demonstration project in the blue economy? Interested in marine litter or enhanced cooperation with Mediterranean Third Countries? Check-out this page and come to our infoday!

On 9th November, EASME will organise an information day for stakeholders interested in applying to the new call for proposals "Sustainable blue economy call" to be published under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund by end October 2017

 With a total budget of € 14,5 Million, the call will accelerate the implementation of the European maritime policy and the deployment of the Blue Economy across Europe and in the Mediterranean. It will be open to all sea basins surrounding the EU coasts and will target a wide range of stakeholders of the Blue Economy. 

 The Info Day will be opened by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The day will mark the launch of one of the Commitments of the European Union at the global conference Our Ocean 2017 in Malta and is a direct step to concrete action for a sustainable Blue Economy.

Strand 1 - Demonstration projects for the blue economy has a budget of € 8.000.000. It will boost demonstration projects based on innovative technologies to test, deploy and scale up new industry and service applications and solutions for the blue economy. It will help improve the market-readiness of innovative technologies and/or maritime services.

Strand 2 - Efficient methodologies and technologies against marine litter has a budget of €2.000.000. It will support concrete methodologies and technologies for reducing the volume and harmfulness of marine litter from sea-based sources, for monitoring and quantifying the contribution of sea-based sources of marine litter and for removing and recycling it, in an environmentally sound and resource-efficient way.

Strand 3 - Blue networks for the Mediterranean has a budget of € 3.000.000. It will promote networking to support job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship in the blue economy of the Mediterranean Sea, through cooperation between a wide variety of stakeholders such as education and training institutes, maritime clusters and fisheries local communities from the EU and its partner countries in the Mediterranean.

Strand 4 - Joint actions for a sustainable Blue economy in the Mediterranean has a budget of € 1.500.000. It will support the restoration of damaged or degraded coastal and marine ecosystems in zones of the Mediterranean with a high potential for a wide range of marine ecosystem services.

You will have the opportunity to meet our experts who will be ready to answer any of your questions. 


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