FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Blue careers and Regional flagships calls

The European Commission under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) has launched two new calls for proposal with EU funding of 15.1 million euros in total. Applicants can submit their proposals until 31st January 2023 at 17h00 CET.

This call aims to contribute to the development of the next generation of blue skills and to provide opportunities for attractive and sustainable maritime careers.

The main objective is to support innovative cooperation projects, bringing together the blue economy industry and relevant marine and maritime educational/academic institutions and/or vocational training providers at all levels. The call has 80% co-funding rate.

This call focuses on EU sea basins cooperation, in particular in the Atlantic, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea Region and the EU Outermost Regions. It has 80% co-funding rate for all the topics, except for topic 5, which has 85% co-funding rate.

Topics of the call:

Topic Total budget available Project budgets (maximum grant amount) per topic are expected to range between
Topic 1: promoting the diversification of fisheries activities in the Atlantic area 2M€ 400K€ and 1M€
Topic 2: harnessing preparedness and response to marine pollution in the Black Sea 0.6M€ 400K€ and 600K€
Topic 3: promoting sustainable transport and ports in the Mediterranean 2.4M€ 400K€ and 1M€
Topic 4: fostering maritime clusters as an innovative enabler for a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean 1M€ 400K€ and 1M€
Topic 5: promoting sustainable maritime and coastal tourism in the Outermost Regions 1M€ 400K€ and 1M€
Topic 6: promoting regenerative ocean farming in the Baltic Sea Region 0.6M€ 400K€ and 600K€


Interested by these opportunities? Attend the EMFAF 2022 Info Day on Thursday 24th November or consult these websites:



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Resource: consulted on 08/11/2022.