The Blue Economy and Sustainability - the EU and the Mediterranean (BLUES)
Seas and oceans are gaining considerably more prominence in global and regional policies, both for their environmental function and as sites of socio-economic development. EMUNI university is dedicated to the capacity building towards sustainable blue economy, in support of the proclamation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the significance of the sustainable blue economy for the Euro-Mediterranean region (most recently recognized at the UfM Ministerial Declaration in February 2021) as well as the EU’s commitment to European Green Deal, which encompasses the vision for the oceans and marine resources.
The Jean Monnet Module titled “The Blue Economy and Sustainability – the EU and the Mediterranean” (BLUES) is focused on supporting the running of a summer school on sustainable blue economy for 3 consecutive summers (2021, 2022 and 2023). It is targeting graduates with master’s degrees, PhD students and young professionals with an interest and experience in blue sectors from non-academic paths. The BLUES summer school will offer a combination of distance learning, supervised research or entrepreneurial work, face-to-face interactive teaching and field trips, underpinned by an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and proactive approach.
Supporting dissemination and research activities will form part of the implementation of the project.
The project BLUES is co-financed by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Module, and has been awarded to EMUNI University for the period 2020-2023.
Project number: 620186-EPP-1-2020-1-SI-EPPJMO-MODULE