Entries by Communication team

Our WestMED website address will change… slightly

The WestMED initiative’s website is currently undergoing a migration process to the Europa.ec domain. This means that the website will receive a new domain-name as off early March 2021. As a result of this process, the website will be designed in a way so that it is compliant with accessibility standards of the European Commission. […]

Call for consultation for the preparation of a new GEF project

Deadline: 15 March 2021 Budget: 85.000 euro Countries: All westMED countries Themes: Marine Protected Areas In collaboration with MedPAN, The MedFund is launching a call for tender for the preparation and drafting of the project document and approval file for the project entitled “Build back a blue and stronger Mediterranean” funded by the GEF. Based on the concept note […]

GALATEA – Blue Growth Accelerator

Deadline: 31 March 2021 Budget: 1.308.000 euro Countries: Spain, France, Greece Themes: Maritime Technology/ Innovation The project aims at developing new cross-sectoral and cross-border industrial value-chains integrating technologies and know-how from aerospace and ICT communities to 4 key Blue Growth domains: Smart Port, Smart Ship, Smart Shipyard and Maritime Surveillance. Under the Voucher scheme, SMEs […]

Renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood – A new agenda for the Mediterranean

Press release: EEAS (European Union External Action Service) | 9-2-2021 Twenty-five years ago the European Union and the Southern Mediterranean partners committed to turning the Mediterranean basin into an area of dialogue, exchange and cooperation, guaranteeing peace, stability and prosperity. The 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration reminds us that a strengthened Mediterranean partnership remains […]

MarTERA Call 2021

Deadline: 26 March 2021 Budget: EUR 8.5 million Countries: Malta Themes: Maritime Technology/ Innovation MarTERA has launched a fourth joint call for transnational research and innovation projects. This call is initiated by ministries/funding organisations from 9 countries: Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Turkey. The total funding budget is EUR 8.5 […]

COSME Call | Tourism and Digitalisation

Deadline: 11 February 2021 Budget: 8 000 000 euro (maximum 1 000 000 per grant) Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia Themes: Maritime and Coastal Tourism Maritime Technology/ Innovation The general objective of this Call is to boost the uptake of digitalisation and innovation by tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and capacity […]

European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million BlueInvest Fund

The European Commission is partnering with the European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank Group (EIB), to launch the BlueInvest Fund today. During the BlueInvest Day conference in Brussels, EIB Vice-President Emma Navarro and Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, launched a €75 million equity investment fund for the blue economy. The BlueInvest […]

Ministerial Declaration recognises the WestMED Initiative for the development of the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean

On February 2, 2021, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) held its Second Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy aimed at improving maritime governance and at intensifying joint efforts to foster the sustainable blue economy development in the Mediterranean. The Conference also intended to address the growing environmental and climate-related challenges that the Mediterranean region […]

WestMED – BlueMed webinar focuses on strengthening ties and opportunities with Southern Partners

Context/introduction The WestMED Assistance Mechanism is promoting a series of webinars in partnership with BlueMed initiative aimed at bringing stakeholders in the Mediterranean together to address common challenges and support the development of sustainable blue growth. The intention behind this collaboration is to create increasing synergies between the two initiatives. A first webinar was organised […]

WestMED National Event Morocco 2020

Economie Bleue Quels défis, opportunités et priorités pour le Maroc ? Objet de la réunion :  Présenter l’initiative WestMED, ces objectifs, priorités et les opportunités qu’elle propose. Grouper le réseau de l’initiative et discuter les priorités de l’initiative au niveau du Maroc. Principaux  Points abordés Synthèse des principaux points abordés. Présentation de l’Initiative Le hub national […]