On the 4th of December in Algiers, Ministers of 10 Western Mediterranean countries, at the presence of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, adopted a declaration to strengthen maritime regional cooperation under the WestMED initiative. The declaration, which also includes a roadmap to develop sustainable blue economy in the region, identifies the key programme initiatives to contribute to the WestMED cooperation strategy “by sharing its experience deriving from the results achieved by the projects funded within the previous programming period and those to be funded within the 2014-2020 Programming period.” (source: enpicbcmed)
Declaration of Algiers: https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/
On the eve of the ministerial meeting, the Managing Authority participated in the stakeholder conference “Towards concrete blue actions in the western Mediterranean”. The cooperation and funding opportunities in the blue economy sector were presented to over 300 participants. The conference fostered exchange of project ideas among regional maritime stakeholders (businesses, researchers and institutes, national and local authorities).
Further information: http://www.westmed-initiative.eu/