The relation of young generations with the sea and water: values, expectations, and engagement

Deadline: 12 April, 2022
Budget: € 9.000.000 EURO
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Spain


  • Governance, ICZM, MSP, data and monitoring (O3)


Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Provide input and evidence-based outcomes for shaping future initiatives, policies and strategies that address societal changes, future needs and expectations of young generations with regard to the sustainability of aquatic ecosystems and enhance ocean literacy among them;
  • Better understanding of the connection of young generations with the ocean, seas and waters, ultimately leading to new products and services, thus supporting the innovative potential of marine/maritime related sectors;
  • Provide insights and help sketch social interaction blueprints for novel participatory approaches and networking opportunities, aiming to bring the younger generation closer to the sea and water and create or fortify their emotional link with it;
  • Contribute to the objectives of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.


More information:  funding and tenders section of the website