EU4OCEAN Summit Ocean Literacy Festival

Supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the EU4Ocean Coalition is organizing the Ocean Literacy Festival, which will showcase ocean literacy initiatives and activities from EU4Ocean members, and anyone who is active in ocean literacy across Europe.    

This Ocean literacy festival will take place following the EU4Ocean coalition Ocean Literacy Summit - ‘Let’s Make Europe Blue!’  at the  EU Maritime Day conference (19-20 May), and will be part of its  SeaSide festival in Ravenna (21-22 May).

The overall aim of the Ocean Literacy Festival is to connect ocean literacy actors from Europe, and to showcase the wide diversity of ocean literacy initiatives already in place. It will combine on-site events (in Ravenna, Italy) but also hybrid events organised in different locations across Europe and the various sea-basins (which will then be broadcasted online).

Its rich and diverse programme will ensure that you find something that responds to your interests, whether you are a student, a young changemaker, a parent or grandparent, a teacher, a marine science educator, a researcher, an elected representative, a policy maker or a marine professional!

Activities range from art exhibitions, musical events, children’s games, quizzes, beach clean-ups, and much more!

Are you interested in organizing an ocean literacy activity for the festival?

Maybe you have an idea of an activity/event that can help to raise awareness about our oceans during the time of the festival: it can be on site in Ravenna, on site in your area, or even online!

  • You can fill in this form and complete the information related to your activity.
  • You can send an email to if you wish to have more information or have any questions.
21-22 May 2022