Bringing the Ocean to Society
24 Jun 2020
The EU4Ocean Platform kicked off
And EurOcean is proud to be one of its founding members.

The first meeting on the EU4Ocean Platform took place on the 18 June 2020 with more than 90 participants from different sectors and backgrounds, following the launch of the EU4Ocean Coalition by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, on World Ocean Day and the release of the first EU4Ocean Coalition video. This information session was the opportunity to present the Platform to the newly appointed list of founding members, which includes EurOcean, hear about successful ocean literacy partnership stories, and plan for EU4Ocean events in September 2020.

The participants expressed their motivation to work with each other to advance ocean literacy and develop concrete activities that will create real awareness, engagement and momentum across society for action and change. The EU4Ocean Platform brings together a wide diversity of stakeholders spanning the areas of marine research, science-policy, blue economy industry and the private sector, civil society, arts, education, youth and media. This includes multiple scales from local and national organisations to regional sea and European initiatives. The final list of founding members will be announced on 2 July 2020.

Stay tuned for the EU4Ocean Platform official launch on the 24-25 September 2020 to co-design effective Ocean Literacy initiatives with us!

What is the EU4Ocean Platform?

The EU4Ocean Platform is the hub for organisations and initiatives to connect, collaborate and mobilise efforts on ocean literacy. By joining the EU4Ocean Platform, members can share ideas, build partnerships and collaborate to ensure a more coordinated approach to ocean literary activities in Europe. The Platform members will be mobilised around three Working Groups (WGs) themes:

  • Climate and Ocean
  • Food from the Ocean
  • Healthy and Clean Ocean

More information

Click here to discover who are the Founding Members of EU4Ocean.

How to apply as a member?

The EU4Ocean Platform is an inclusive network of stakeholders willing to be actively engaged in connecting existing ocean literacy activities in Europe and shaping future actions. The Platform is membership-based, requiring interested stakeholders to apply through the online application form. If you are a stakeholder with expertise and motivation for marine issues and ocean literacy please get in touch!

More information

EurOcean is part of the consortium chosen by DG MARE for implementing EU4Ocean. It is lead by ACTeon (France) and includes Seascape Belgium (Secretariat of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and the European Atlas of the Seas (EAS), the European Marine Board (EMB), Nausicaá-National Sea Centre (France; EurOcean Member), the World Ocean Network (WON), Ciência Viva (Portugal), the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA), Ecologic Institute (Germany), S.Pro (Secretariat of Submariner Network; EurOcean Member), MARE Nostrum (Romania), European Schoolnet, and Farah Yasmin Obaidullah (The Netherlands, freelance campaigner, founder & director of Women4Oceans).

EurOcean’s role is to support the communication activities of the project and to enhance connections across Europe through its network.