Atlantic News

  • Energy Transition Partnership & Financing Report

  • The Launch of Smart Specialisation (S3) Observatory

    Launched as part of the Smart Specialisation Platform, the S3 CoP Observatory is a collaborative initiative involving DG REGIO G1, DG REGIO country desks, and the S3CoP Secretariat.

  • 4th Atlantic Stakeholders Committee Meeting

    The 4th and final meeting of the Atlantic Strategy Committee under the Portuguese Presidency happened on December 5th, chaired by Marisa Lameiras da Silva, the Director-General for Maritime Policy

  • Atlantic Pillar II & III Webinar: Fostering the Atlantic’s blue economy - Skills for Marine Renewable Energy

    The webinar on "Fostering the Atlantic’s blue economy: Skills for Marine Renewable Energy" aimed to explore the importance of developing skills and fostering ocean literacy in the context of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) and was organized in the scope of the Pillar II and Pillar III of the 

  • THE REPORT | Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference 2023

    The Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference 2023 REPORT is out!

  • The first Atlantic Ministerial Declaration

    The Ministerial Meeting took place in Porto back-to-back with the Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference and the first Atlantic Ministerial Declaration was approved!

    During the Ministerial Meeting France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, supported by the European Commission, committed to further build on Atlantic's success by cooperating on a wide variety of Sustainable Blue Economy topics.

  • Have Your Say: Pre-Demonstration Survey of the Aquawind project 

    AquaWind is a research and innovative project, with the purpose of demonstrating a co-located and multi-use integrated solution. It had been selected under Regional Flagship call for the Atlantic in 2021 and started its work in September 2022. The project aims for integrating an innovative approach to finfish aquaculture with an existing maritime renewable energy production Wind to Power prototype.  

  • Atlantic Project Awards - Celebrating the winners of 2023!

    The Atlantic Project Awards feature outstanding initiatives, successful collaborations and achievements relevant to the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0. This year, five awards were 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:

  • EU Consultation on the Energy Transition Partnership

    Following on the Conference on the Energy Transition in EU fisheries and aquaculture held on 16 June 2023, it's still possible to provide input to the EU survey on the Energy Transition Partnership.

  • Integration of Atlantic tourism and fisheries and maritime cultural heritage at the heart of new regional Flagship project for the Atlantic

    In October 2022 the European Commission published a call for proposals for “Regional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins” with 6 different topics including “Topic 1: promoting the diversification of fisheries activities in the Atlantic area”.