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Commission welcomes agreement on the Connecting Europe Facility to fund greener, more sustainable transport and energy networks, and digitalisation

The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) proposal, worth €33.7 billion, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.

H2020 DigiCirc - Blue Economy Market Consultation

DigiCirc (@DigiCirc) is an #H2020 #I INNOSUP project that aims to boost the #circulareconomy using digital tools by supporting innovative #SMEs in the development and marketing of solutions based on circular value chains through 3 acceleration programs on the following themes:

"#Circularcities", "#BlueEconomy" and "#Bioeconomy".

European Space Agency (ESA) Seeks Ocean Industry Input to Developing Space Priorities for Sustainable Maritime Growth

WOC Invites European Maritime and 'Blue Economy' Stakeholders to Help ESA Shape the Future of Space Systems in Supporting the Sustainable Maritime Sector The European Space Agency (ESA) and the World Ocean Council (WOC) are collaborating to advance the role of the agency in furthering ocean sustainable development, in support of the “Blue Worlds Task Force” which brings together ESA Member States representatives and ESA experts to focus on the Blue Economy.

BlueInvest Awards 2020 | The Pitch Battle

SMEs and start-ups seeking investment opportunities are welcome to send an Expression of Interest for the BlueInvest Awards.

- To be a candidate for the BlueInvest Awards 2021 you must:

- Be part of the BlueInvest Community (on Euroquity) or BlueInvest Project Pipeline or have been selected for BlueInvest Readiness Assistance.

- Be based in the EU or majority owned by EU nationals.

- Have a working product, technology or solution that is relevant to one of the pitch categories

Sustainable Fishing Tourism as a Tool to Strength the Blue Economy

The main objective of the project is to provide mentors/trainers and adult training organisations, effective training programs in order to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of adult learners and develop new entrepreneurial initiative in the maritime sectors.

In order to facilitate the learning and personalization of training courses, FIT4BLUE foresees the development of an open EU online platform through which users (mentors and adults/workers linked with coastal economy) can benefit from learning in an autonomous way.

Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries are turning the corner on overexploitation

New report shows that while most fish stocks remain overexploited, the number of stocks subject to overfishing has decreased for the first time in decades.  After decades of increasing human pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Sea marine ecosystems and fisheries resources, the latest data suggest that a corner is finally being turned on overexploitation of the region’s vital fish stocks.

Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe

To help meet the EU's goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission has presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy.

The Strategy proposes to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of ocean energy and other emerging technologies such as floating wind and solar by 2050.


Share your views by 16 December.

A new survey invites stakeholders to take part in the prospective Blue Economy Partnership co-design process by sharing insights and suggestions on the first draft of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

The proposed Blue Economy Partnership is a co-funded partnership under the Horizon Europe research and innovation framework programme 2021-27.

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum publishes its European roadmap!

The sea has traditionally been a large source of economic prosperity and it offers large potential to contribute to achieving quite a number of Sustainable Development Goals, including life below water, climate action, decent work and responsible consumption.

Blue Economy Window call

On 25 November, the Executive Agency for SMEs organised an information day for the launch of the "Blue Economy Window" call that has a total budget of €2.5 million.

Watch the event online  

Under the 2019 call, organisations can get between €700,000 and €2,500,000 for their projects. Any for-profit SME based in the EU (single participant or a member of a consortium) can apply.