Atlantic News

  • 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"

  • OCEAN/BLUE GROWTH PROJECTS: Citizen engagement regarding HE Mission Caring for Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters

    "Let's fulfill our EU Missions. Get involved."

    Let's help our ocean, seas, lakes and rivers to recover by 2030..

    Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters #MissionOcean

  • #EUBeachCleanUp goes online

    Our Ocean starts with you! Together, we can turn a drop in the ocean into a wave of change.

  • EU: Regenerating our ocean and waters by 2030

    In this interim report, the Mission Board on Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters propose a Mission to regenerate European ocean and waters by 2030.

  • EU Blue Economy Report 2020

    In June 2020 the European Commission published “The EU Blue Economy Report 2020”, providing an overview of the performance of the EU economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment. With a turnover of €750 billion in 2018, the EU blue economy is in good health. There were also 5 million people working in the blue economy sector in 2018, representing a significant increase of 11.6% compared to the year before.

  • Call for workshops for the ASPC2020 has been launched...

    The Call for Workshops for the 7th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference to be held in Bordeaux has just opened.