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June 2019

The Assistance Mechanism for the Atlantic Action Plan comprises five National Hubs, located in the Atlantic Member States and aiming to provide up to date information on funding and networking opportunities, events, news relevant to the AAP etc. One of their main tasks is also to provide assistance to interested stakeholders to find suitable project partners and navigate easier the available funding instruments so as to promote the implementation of projects. Contact your National Hub to get the latest information about funding opportunities, get assistance to find project partners and funding instruments relevant to you. Holding an event related to the Atlantic?

Get in touch with us so that your National Hub can support you in terms of a presentation or moderation.

During the conference on "Sustainable Development of the Blue Economy" held in Gozo (Malta) on 28 March 2019, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said:


“There is still a big investment hole that only dedicated blue economy funding can plug. That is why we are working very hard to attract investors. We are preparing a Blue Economy Investment Platform that already assembles 600 bankable pre­commercial ventures. Next, we will use the European Maritime Day in Lisbon in May to launch a service providing investment ­readiness support to start­ups and SMEs operating in blue economy sectors.”“Our sea­basin strategies are triggering bottom­up regional cooperation. Just think of the Atlantic Action Plan, which has raised 6 billion euros since its adoption in 2013. Or the WestMED Framework for Action, which has managed to mobilise 13 million euros in just one year”...“In short, we are creating opportunities.”


Focus on the Blue Bioeconomy Forum in Brussels - 25 June 2019

The second conference of the Blue Bioeconomy Forum will be held on the 25th of June in Brussels. At this conference the European roadmap for the blue bioeconomy will be presented and discussed. Participants should expect to contribute to the roadmap, get informed on the most important challenges and suggested solutions (on policy, environment and regulation; finance and business development; value chain, markets and consumers; and science, technology and innovation) and get in contact with other professionals working in or interested in the blue bioeconomy. Join the Forum and expect to:

  • Learn about trends, opportunities and challenges that are faced by the different actors of the Blue Bioeconomy sector in the EU;
  • Have opportunities to meet key stakeholders of the Blue Bioeconomy sector;
  • Be invited to participate in discussions with experts in the areas of policy, environment and regulation, finance and business development, value chain and markets, and science, technology and innovation;
  • Be able to help shape the roadmap for the development of the Blue Bioeconomy of the EU.
More information available here

We are pleased to welcome you to our refreshed Atlantic Strategy website; the best stop for stakeholders interested to learn, participate, as well as promote the Atlantic Strategy and the Atlantic Action Plan. Visit us and explore our website to find funding opportunities; news and events from the Atlantic basin; a project and stakeholder database to start the search for your new project; a best practice database to get ideas for your next project and so much more! Don't hesitate to visit us:  Atlantic Strategy Plan

The Atlantic strategy website is protecting your privacy and personal data. Read more in our updated Legal notice


Since put in force in 2013, the Atlantic Action Plan has spurred over 1200 new maritime projects and nearly 6 billion euro of investments. To showcase all these projects, EASME launched the maritime datahub, an interactive tool that is continuously updated and generates information on projects and companies funded by EU and Member State programmes. The tool consists of 3 modules:

1. An interactive map 

2. A list of beneficiaries and projects

3. A statistics module.


Users can search through filters such as budget allocated per country or per maritime sector, generate own statistics and export data in different formats such as picture, PDF document or csv file. 

To use and re­use!  Maritime Data Ηub 

Do you have a maritime project in the Atlantic which is not yet included in the map, please contact your national hub !

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