A Blue Economy Initiative for the Western Mediterranean basin
A road map setting out the priorities for a sustainable maritime economy in the Western Mediterranean basin was on the agenda at the meeting of the various stakeholders concerned in Barcelona on 2nd February, 2017.
The stakeholders working on the West Med Blue Economy Initiative, part of the West Med Maritime Initiative, came together in Barcelona on 2nd February for a meeting that marked an important chapter in a project that started back in December, 2015. Set up by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), the project aims to promote an integrated and sustainable economy in the Western Mediterranean sub-regional basin.
Ten countries are involved: Algeria, France, Spain, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco and Tunisia, bordering the Mediterranean, plus Mauritania and Portugal. A consortium of three partners has been tasked with piloting the project, the consultancy firms Ecorys and Stratégies Mer et Littoral and Plan Bleu, in its capacity as a UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre and specialist in science-policy interfacing.
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