Atlantic News

  • BlueInvest Awards 2021 - Call for Pitch Candidates

    The call for Pitch candidates at the BlueInvest Awards 2021 is open.

  • European Maritime Day in My Country 2021

    In parallel with EMD Conference in Den Helder (20-21 May 2021) EMD In My Country 2021 events will take place all over Europe from April to October 2021.

  • Provisional political agreement on the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for the period of 2021-2027.

    On 4 December 2020, the Commission, the Council and the Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for the period of 2021-2027.


    A consulta pública sobre a Estratégia Nacional para o Mar 2021-2030 já terminou. Registámos 242 contributos e deixamos o nosso agradecimento a todos os que contribuíram para construirmos um futuro mais azul.  Só assim conseguimos, de facto, produzir políticas inclusivas.​

  • Blue Economy Window call launched today!

    The 2020 Blue Economy Window – BlueInvest Grants call is open.  Interested stakeholders can submit their applications from 12 November 2020 until 16 February 2021.

  • PORTUGAL BLUE: a new initiative for blue economy investments

    The EIF and the Portuguese national promotional institution, Instituição Financeira de Desenvolvimento (IFD), launched PORTUGAL BLUE, a €50 million equity partnership to support Portuguese companies active in the area of blue economy

  • 20th anniversary of Atlantic Cities at the European Week of Cities and Regions

    In the framework of Atlantic Cities’ 20th anniversary, the network and its members will hold several online workshops during the European Week of Cities and Regions.

  • Targeted Consultation on International Ocean Governance

    Today, the European Commission and the European External Action Service launched a targeted consultation to assess development needs and options for the EU’s International Ocean Governance Agenda.

  • Atlantic action plan 2.0: A revamped maritime strategy to foster a sustainable blue economy and the EU Green Deal

    On 23 July 2020, the European Commission adopted an updated action plan for a sustainable, resilient and competitive blue economy in the EU Atlantic area, covering France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.  

    Interested stakeholders can find the informative brochure on the revised Atlantic Action Plan available here in EN, FR, PT and ES.  

    The full text of the EC Communication on the Atlantic maritime strategy - Atlantic Action plan 2.0 can be found here.

  • Horizon 2020 - Green Deal Call, "Towards a Digital Twin of the Ocean"

    The European Commission will publish soon (expected date is 17 September 2020) an approximate 1 billion Euro call titled "Green Deal for Research Proposals"