Blue Economy Window call 2020: find all the material from the EMFF Info DayAt the Blue Economy Window call Info Day, practical information on the new call was provided. The EMFF call supports the sustainable development of the blue economy SMEs across the European Union.The overall budget for the call is €20 million and organisations can get up to 70% co-funding for their projects. Any for-profit SME based in the EU (single participant or a member of a consortium) can apply. The deadline of the call is 16 February 2021.
STARFISH 4.0 – Making small-scale fisheries more sustainableSmall-scale fisheries account for 50% of the global catch and 95% of the world’s fishers and yet, very little is known about how much is caught, which species and where. In this context, the EU has urged fisheries to adopt more sustainable practices and actively scouted for innovative ideas that aimed at modernising the fisheries control & enforcement system.
EU against marine litter – A study provides reporting and monitoring guidelinesAbout three quarters of the marine litter in the world's seas is plastic. It is a major threat to marine biodiversity as well as ecosystems.
€280 million in EU funding for new LIFE projectsThe European Commission will invest more than €280 million in new LIFE projects. Of this, €220 million will go towards projects related to the environment. And €60 million will support climate action initiatives.
CECOFAD II Study – an ecosystem approach for managing tropical tuna fisheriesAssessing fish aggregating devices in European tuna fishing vessels and providing recommendations on tuna management measures in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Media 101: working with journalists to promote your LIFE projectMedia relations is an effective means of getting your message across. The team behind LIFE 3n-Bullfrog realises this and has successfully raised awareness of how vital it is to control American bullfrog populations – an invasive alien species that threatens biodiversity in Flanders, Belgium.
Fostering dialogue for sustainable energy investments in Czech Republic and CroatiaTwo roundtables were organised in the framework of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative in the Czech Republic and Croatia in October. Proceedings and presentations are now available.
Helping to save our planet: LIFE projects on the front lineClimate change is happening all around us. Polar ice shields are melting, and sea levels are rising. Extreme weather events like flooding, heatwaves and droughts are escalating. And, things look set to get worse in the coming decades. LIFE projects are working hard to alleviate the situation.
SPELMED study – promoting sustainability of small pelagic fish in the MediterraneanEvaluation of the population status and specific management alternatives for the small pelagic fish stock in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea.