European Maritime Day 2024 will spotlight the role of the Sea Basins Strategies


Discover the focal point of European Maritime Day (EMD) 2024. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Svendborg, Denmark, this annual event, hosted at the esteemed SIMAC Academy—Svendborg International Maritime Academy, promises to be an engaging affair.

From May 30-31, EMD 2024 will draw Ocean Leaders from across Europe to converge, deliberate, and establish collaborations aimed at addressing the pressing challenges and promising opportunities within the blue economy and marine ecosystem.

Kickstarting the festivities on May 30, the High-Level event will feature prominent policymakers, including Charlina Vitcheva, Director General at DG MARE, along with representatives from Denmark, France, Portugal, and Moldova. This session, scheduled from 10:30 to 11:45, will spotlight the remarkable success of the SBS Strategies as pivotal drivers of the Blue Economy, offering invaluable insights into fostering sustainable maritime growth.

Later that day, from 15:00 to 16:15, a workshop led by the Sea Basins Assistance Mechanism will uncover synergies among EU "blue" initiatives. Esteemed speakers from EU4OCEAN, Sustainable Blue Economy Partnerships, and the Energy Transition Partnership will shed light on collaborative pathways for sustainable marine development.

EMD serves as an interactive platform that brings together professionals from diverse sectors, including businesses, governments, NGOs, academia, and EU citizens. Through engaging discussions, workshops, and pitch sessions, stakeholders actively shape the maritime agenda, tackle current challenges, and chart a course for future opportunities. Join us at EMD 2024 and be a part of this dynamic exchange!