The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will hold an info day on 9 November 2017. This day will mainly revolve around releasing information on the new "Sustainable blue economy call", which has been a given a total budget in excess of €14 million.The reuslts of the call will be published under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund by the end of October 2017.
There are four strands to the call that will help promote fostering the Blue Economy across Europe:
- Strand 1 Demonstration projects for the blue economy
- Strand 2 Efficient strategies and technologies against marine litter
- Strand 3 Blue networks for the Mediterranean
- Strand 4 Joint actions for a sustainable Blue economy in the Mediterranean
Strands 1 and 2 support innovation, demonstration of projects and bringing research results closer to the market. Strand 2 focuses on projects proposing concrete solutions and technologies to fight marine litter.
Strand 3 and 4 aim on strengthening cooperation between Europe and the Mediterranean sea-basin to increase capacity building and support joint actions to enhance the sustainability of the sea-basin. Moreover, they support of job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship in the blue economy.