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European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund announces two new calls for proposals for over EUR 15 million


Publication date
6 December 2022
Deadline model
Deadline date
31 January 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
  • EU level


Shipbuilding and Maritime Technology

The European Commission has launched two new calls for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund with total funding of EUR 15.1 million.

The two calls are ‘Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy’ and ‘Regional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins’.

Blue careers for sustainable blue economy

With a budget of EUR 7.5 million, the call aims to contribute to the development of the next generation of blue skills and provide opportunities for attractive and sustainable maritime careers. The objective is to develop the necessary skills to support the European Green Deal initiatives, promoting a sustainable blue economy. This call aims to support innovative cooperation projects, bringing together the blue economy industry and relevant marine and maritime educational and academic institutions and vocational training providers at all levels. The call has 80 % co-funding rate.

Regional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins

The call has a budget of EUR 7.6 million and focuses on EU sea basin cooperation in the Atlantic, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea Region and the EU’s outermost regions. It has 80 % co-funding rate for all topics, except for Topic 5, which has 85 % co-funding rate.

The call addresses six topics:

  • Topic 1: Promoting the diversification of fisheries activities in the Atlantic area (EUR 2 million)
  • Topic 2: Harnessing preparedness and response to marine pollution in the Black Sea (EUR 0.6 million)
  • Topic 3: Promoting sustainable transport and ports in the Mediterranean (EUR 2.4 million)
  • Topic 4: Fostering maritime clusters as an innovative enabler for a sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean (EUR 1 million)
  • Topic 5: Promoting sustainable maritime and coastal tourism in the EU’s outermost regions (EUR 1 million)
  • Topic 6: Promoting regenerative ocean farming in the Baltic Sea Region (EUR 0.6 million)

Learn more about the two calls.

Submit your proposal online until 31 January 2023, 17:00 CET.