Blue Growth calls under the EMFF-EASME

Three calls for proposals were opened under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to foster blue growth across Europe. The European Commission organised a Launch Event on 5 April 2016 to present those calls. The event was opened by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, followed by Gesine Meissner, Member of the European parliament and keynote speakers from DG MARE and DG Research and Innovation as co-authors of the Communication on Innovation in the Blue economy. Under on of the calls, the Blue Careers call, €3.45 million will be made available to equip job-seekers with useful skills necessary for the marine and maritime economy, re-train those willing to join the sector, and help people already working in the blue economy to progress in their career. It can also be used to make maritime professions more visible and to attract young talent.