Atlantic Project Awards 2024


The call for applications to select the Atlantic Project Awards 2024 is now open! Submit your application here.

We invite all stakeholders of the Atlantic Community to apply or nominate a project for the Atlantic Project Awards 2024.

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 EU Atlantic Action Plan member states over the past years and showcase success stories, best practices and partnership models that could be scaled up at the regional, national, European or international level, while promoting the key priorities of the Atlantic Strategy.

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

The winners of the Atlantic Project Awards 2024 will be publicaly announced during the 11th Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference, an event that will be held in November in Bordeaux, France. Find out more about the ASPC 2024.

Award categories:

This year, 5 awards will be granted as recognition of projects’ outstanding performance, in the following award categories, 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 that 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 which reinforce the fight against marine pollution
  • International Cooperation: Projects, initiatives and actions that reflect an international dimension to the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 as embodied in the Galway (2013) and Belém (2017) Statements and the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance

What will the Award Winners receive?

The award winners will:

  • Receive a trophy and certificate
  • Have the opportunity to present their awarded project during the ASPC 2024
  • Be promoted through the Atlantic Community’s web-based communication channels (Atlantic Strategy website, electronic publications and social media), by CINEA/DG MARE’s communication channels and by general media coverage
  • Receive an Atlantic Project Award Seal1

Eligibility Criteria

Project 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 that is in progress or completed. A funded project is a group of tasks, actions, activities carried out by a consortium or a group 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
  • The project applied for must be initiated within 36 months prior to the announcement of this Call (specifically for the 2024 call, as eligible projects are considered the ones with a start date later than 01/05/2021)

I’m interested. What should I do next?

Download the application guidelines here and register here. In the guidelines document, you’ll find further details on key dates, application procedure, selection criteria and more.

Submit your application until 20th September 2024.

Any questions?

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

Bordeaux, France