• UfM Conference highlights the key role of the Blue Economy

    30 November 2017 Communication team

    The Ministers of Western Mediterranean countries gathered in Naples (Italy), on 30 November 2017, to endorse and launch the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean – a goal-oriented series of joint actions to make the common sea space safer, cleaner and more productive. Ministers agreed on the Initiative’s […]

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  • WestMed Initiative launched

    19 April 2017 Communication team

    Today the European Commission launched a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean region. The region covers economic hubs like Barcelona, Marseille, Naples and Tunis. It also includes tourist destinations like the Balearic Islands, Sicily and Corsica. The sea’s biodiversity is under severe pressure with a recent report by scientists from […]

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  • WestMed Initiative shifts Focus towards Key Areas

    14 September 2016 Egbert Hoogstad

    After extensive discussions with stakeholders and after having studied numerous policy and research papers, it was concluded that a slight change in course is required for this initiative. Phase I was meant to establish the added value of an overall maritime approach for the Western Mediterranean. And, whether there is enough support from the most […]

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  • Results Phase 1 public

    4 July 2016 Egbert Hoogstad

    We are pleased to announce that the first two reports that were produced during Phase 1 of the project have been officially approved by the EC and are available online. Report 1: Non paper based on the context analysis This non-paper is a discussion document that provides both a context analysis and impact assessment. The objective […]

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