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2019 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Info Day | 25 November | Brussels

Save the date – EMFF Info Day will take place on Monday 25 November 2019 at Albert Borschette Congress Center, in Brussels.

New blue economy call will be presented in a series of presentations organised by EASME and the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission.

The aim of the Info Day is to present funding opportunities under the 2019 “Blue Economy Window” call for proposals and to attract new applicants and potential beneficiaries.

Our project advisers will be on the spot to answer your questions. You will also have the opportunity to hear testimonials from a successful company that benefited from the European funding in the previous years.

You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the match-making session and meet your potential partners, stakeholders and other professionals in the field of blue economy.

Registration will open soon.

The session will be web-streamed.

 

Practical Information


When: Monday, 25 November, 2019 – 14:00 to 19:00
Where: Albert Borschette Congress Center, Brussels, Belgium

Source: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/2019-european-maritime-and-fisheries-fund-info-day

WestMED-supported promoters respond to calls with 10 new project proposals

In less than a year, the WestMED Assistance Mechanism has provided extensive assistance to a large number of stakeholders. Here is what we do and what have done so far.

 

Applying for project funding

There are a multitude of instruments and calls, meaning that it can be tricky to successfully participate in calls for funding. WestMED is here to support project promoters get their ideas across, by helping to develop them into sound concepts, package them into strong proposals, enhance them with niche partnerships, and tailor them to the relevant funding instruments available.

WestMED provides support both in promoting new ideas and partnerships, and in assessing the weaknesses and enhancing the proposals of good ideas that have been rejected in past calls.

 

Following the money

WestMED combines support with project development with a mapping of on-going and future funding/financing opportunities provided by Financial Institutions and Development Agencies. The Assistance Mechanism team, and especially our National Hubs, are continuously scouting established project fields, and are also supporting new project ideas with an aim for these to be successfully delivered to the various EU, regional and national Blue Economy funding opportunities.

 

Current calls’ close-up

To date, a total of 10 regional projects have already been actively supported by the Assistance Mechanism’s Core Team and National Hubs. The WestMED Initiative has helped regional project promoters to draft and submit several projects for different calls. Assistance to promoters has been provided for the following calls: EMFF, Interreg MED, JPI Oceans, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC.  Topics vary from sustainable tourism across the region, to innovative skills, technologies, tools and strategies for sustainable, innovative aquaculture, port competitiveness, and promotion of technologically-advanced devices developed under Horizon 2020 projects, to name but a few.

 

Our advice ranges from identifying the funds and developing the full project proposal to building partnerships, analysing strengths and weaknesses, structuring work packages.

Want to discuss a project? Get in touch here.

 

EMFF l Maritime Spatial Planning l 7 May – 4 September 2019

7 May – 4 September 2019

The objective of this call for proposals is to support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the MSP Directive. More specifically, this action intends to support Member States in setting up maritime spatial plans and ensuring plans are coherent and coordinated across marine regions concerned.

Deadline for submitting proposal 04/09/2019

More information here