EASME news

  • 13/02/2020

    The Blue Bioeconomy Forum identified and tackled challenges in the European bioeconomy sector

    Blue bioeconomy has a lot to contribute to the new EU Green Deal and the Circular Economy: Limiting coastal nuisance of green algae and use this biomass for biobased products, such as bioplastic, or edible seafood packaging can be part of the solution. However, there are still challenges affecting the emerging sector. In response, the Blue Bioeconomy Forum engaged with stakeholders and developed two publications designed to tackle obstacles and provide tangible solutions. 
  • 06/02/2020

    Study reveals gaps in existing research on Arctic Ocean fish stock

    Study on the existing research knowledge and gaps on fish populations, fisheries and linked ecosystems in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO), including a critical gap analysis and identification on research priorities in support of future management actions.  
  • 05/02/2020

    Blue Economy Window call: tips and tricks for your successful submission

    The Blue Economy Window call with the overall budget of €20 million is still open for applications. Are you considering applying? Check our tips that help you get familiar with the submission system and have all documents ready.Apply for funding 
  • 05/12/2019

    Ocean Health: Projects that Innovate

    Between 2014 and 2019, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has financed many new ideas all over Europe to support both fisheries and the blue economy. It has helped many innovative projects thrive while helping in coordinating maritime cooperation across borders. The newly published brochure presents an overview of some of these disruptive projects working to protect oceans and their health. 
  • 11/11/2019

    European Commission to invest €19.1 million in maritime economy

    26 new sustainable blue economy projects have been selected for funding by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The projects are expected to begin in late 2019.These projects are the results of a selection made under a call for proposals launched to accelerate the sustainable development of the blue economy across the EU and support its maritime policy goals.
  • 10/10/2019

    One-to-EU Meetings at ECOMONDO: book your slot today!

    The European Commission will take part once again in Ecomondo. The annual trade fair for the green and circular economy will take place in Rimini, Italy, from 5 to 8 November 2019.
  • 25/09/2019

    EMFF projects at Ecomondo will present ideas for sustainable marine transport and beating the plastic pollution

    Five projects funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund will take part in the annual trade fair fo rthe green and circular ecnomy - Ecomondo. Projects dealing with plastic polution and sustainable mobility will meet in Rimini, Italy from 5 - 8 November 2019.
  • 23/09/2019

    The European Commission at Ecomondo 2019: EU Programmes for your circular ideas.

    Once again the European Commission will take part in Ecomondo, the annual trade fair for the green and circular economy. The expo will take place in Rimini, Italy from 5 to 8 November 2019. It will bring together all sectors of the circular economy, from material and energy recovery to sustainable development.
  • OceaNets does not only  focus on localisation and recuperation of the old gear, but its ambition is to turn them in a new product

    Reading for the summer: five maritime projects that fight marine litter

    Imagine you relaxing on the beach: sunglasses are on, sunscreen has been applied and your skin is slowly caramelising under the sun. A blue sea in front of you. What could possibly ruin this picture? Unfortunately, the answer is often very simple: marine litter. Check the EMFF funded projects that fight marine pollution.
  • 27/06/2019

    Two new projects on Maritime Spatial Planning launched

    Fisheries, aquaculture, oil&gas, ocean energy, coastal tourism or shipping are all important sectors that have a positive impact on our EU coastal economies. However, they might also have negative impact on the oceans. Combined effect of these activities are even worse  - they increase the degradation of the marine ecosystems and therefore aggravate the consequences of climate change and put our oceans at risk.  

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