EMD In My Country is an important part of the wave of ocean awareness and activism that has been rising steadily in recent years, and the events under its brand have become more and more popular, attracting more than 25,000 participants every year. Local activities such as beach-cleanups, guided tours of ports, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions on maritime themes, ocean literacy actions, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage, boat excursions, visits to maritime museums, ships, aquaria, shipyards etc. aim to a wide audience across Europe, with a "fun and game" component directly appealing to a younger public.
As the COVID-19 crisis is not yet over, EMD In My Country 2021 will include both virtual and, where possible, physical events that will take place from 1 April to 30 September 2021.
Are you ready to submit your event(s) for 2021? Fill in the application form before 28 February 2021 and bring European Maritime Day 2021 to your country. All the organisers will receive sustainable # EMD In My Country-branded gadgets (such as organic cotton bags made in the EU with a brand new, fresh and modern visual) and their events will be promoted via the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries' information channels.