Atlantic Project Awards 2023 


The Atlantic Project Awards feature outstanding initiatives, successful collaborations and achievements relevant to the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0. These projects have taken place within the European Union Atlantic Area over the past year and showcase success stories, best practices and partnership models that could be scaled up at the regional, national, European and international level, while promoting the key priorities of the Atlantic Strategy. 

The Atlantic Project Awards are organised by the Atlantic Strategy Committee, supported by the Atlantic Assistance Mechanism. 

The winners of the Atlantic Project Awards 2023 will be announced during the 10th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference (ASPC 2023), which will be held on the 18th and 19th of October at the Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões (Porto Cruise Terminal), in Oporto, Portugal. Find out more about the Conference here

Award categories: 

This year, five awards will be granted as recognition of the projects’ outstanding performance,​​ in the following award categories, which are in line with the Pillars of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0: 

  • Atlantic Ports: Projects, initiatives and actions that feature ports as gateways ​and hubs for the blue economy ​and/or catalysts for business​ in the Atlantic.​ 

  • Blue Skills and Ocean Literacy: Projects, initiatives and actions that boost blue skills and blue jobs, featuring quality education, training and lifelong learning, and promote ocean literacy. 

  • Marine Renewable Energy: Projects, initiatives and actions that promote carbon neutrality through marine renewable energy. 

  • Healthy Oceans and ​Resilient ​Coasts: Projects, initiatives and actions for stronger coastal resilience and reinforce the fight against marine pollution. 

  • International Cooperation: Projects, initiatives and actions that reflect an international dimension​ to the Atlantic Action Plan​ as embodied in the Galway ​(2013) and Belém (2017) ​Statement​s and the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.​  

What will the Award Winners receive? 

The award winners will receive: 

  • A trophy and certificate, 

  • An opportunity to present their awarded project during the ASPC 2023, 

  • Promotion through the Atlantic Community’s web-based communication channels (Atlantic Strategy website, electronic publications and social media) and by general media coverage, 

  • An Atlantic Project Award Seal. 

The Atlantic Project Award Seal may be used by the Winners in their communications and marketing material. 

The projects that have been nominated for the Atlantic Project Awards will also be promoted by the Atlantic Assistance Mechanism. Further details on this will follow. 

Who is eligible for the Awards? 

Applications may be submitted by any individual, organisation, business, group, network, consortium or institution that: 

  • Is headquartered, domiciled or present in an EU Atlantic Member State – France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. 

  • Has a funded project or initiative either in progress or completed. A funded project is a group of tasks, actions, activities carried out by a consortium or a grouping within the framework of a larger and longer collaboration. Any type of funded project (at local, regional, national, or European level from public and/or private sources) that has been delivered or is being delivered inside the Atlantic Strategy geographical area is eligible to apply. 

  • Has been initiated within 36 months prior to the announcement of this Call. 

Applications are closed.

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