Women in the Blue Economy (EMFAF-2022-PIA-WBE)

This call for proposals has the following main objectives:

  1. to increase the participation and representation of women in the different sectors of the sustainable blue economy
  2. to increase knowledge and collect data on women’s contribution to the sustainable blue economy so as to efficiently foster and mainstream gender equality;
  3. to promote and advance gender equality in the sustainable blue economy (e.g., countering gender stereotypes, conscious and unconscious bias, promoting equal pay, addressing poor working conditions, etc.) including through promoting blue career opportunities to girls from early education;
  4. to promote women’s leadership, entrepreneurship and participation in governance structures and decision-making mechanisms of public and/or private organisations of the sustainable blue economy;

The actions funded under this call will help sustainable blue economy sectors e.g; fisheries, aquaculture, shipbuilding, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy, blue bioeconomy, inland and offshore aquaculture, etc., to embrace a deep and structural change to facilitate and promote the inclusion of women in the wider maritime economy.

Projects are expected to contribute to:

  • Increased understanding, quantitative and qualitative evidence about gender data across sustainable blue economy in the EU including, if possible, data on education and training (e.g. enrolment data by gender in relevant education and training profiles/levels);
  • Dissemination of good practices across sectors of the sustainable blue economy and across European regions to advance gender equality in maritime sectors;
  • Increased visibility, awareness and recognition of women’s role and participation across sustainable blue economy sectors and enhanced gender diversity in society as a whole;
  • Increased awareness of work and career opportunities for women in the sustainable blue economy;
  • Availability of networking opportunities, to support women in the sustainable blue economy;
  • Increased women’s participation and representation in governance structures of public and/or private organisations across the sustainable blue economy.

The list of impacts is non-exhaustive and applicants can include others if appropriate for their proposal.

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 - 17:00
Geographical Coverage: European
The available budget is 2 500 000 euro.
Sector of Activity:
Fish for animal feeding
Fish for human consumption
Marine biotechnology
Ocean renewable energy
Research & innovation