The European Commission launched the “Regional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins” call for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF). The call closes on 31 January 2023, 17:00 (CET).

With a budget of EUR 7.6 million, 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.


The call addresses six different topics:

Topic 1: promoting the diversification of fisheries activities in the Atlantic area (EUR 2 million available)

Topic 2: harnessing preparedness and response to marine pollution in the Black Sea (EUR 0.6 million available)

Topic 3: promoting sustainable transport and ports in the Mediterranean (EUR 2.4 million available)

Topic 4: fostering maritime clusters as an innovative enabler for a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean (EUR 1 million available)

Topic 5: promoting sustainable maritime and coastal tourism in the Outermost Regions (EUR 1 million available)

Topic 6: promoting regenerative ocean farming in the Baltic Sea Region (EUR 0.6 million available)


Read more and submit your proposal on the Commission's website.