The applications for the summer school on sustainable blue economy 2021 are closed. We have 38 participants from 18 countries. Due to ongoing difficulties related to the management of the pandemic, we had to take a difficult decision to host the summer school in the online-only form. The programme of the summer school is available here.
Sustainable development underpinned by blue economy is a shared vision for the Euro-Mediterranean area and is of concern to both North and South-Mediterranean countries. The vision of sustainable blue economy is based on the recognition of both the vulnerabilities of seas and oceans, and their potential for growth. It promotes smart solutions for marine and maritime challenges within the framework of sustainable development.
The goal of the summer school is to support the creation of stable and attractive career pathways and skilled talents that will be needed to support the expansion of marine and maritime sectors.
Specific objectives of the summer school are:
to improve professional skills and competences relevant for the development of the marine and maritime sectors and ocean governance in support of Sustainable Development Goals,
to gain knowledge of challenges and opportunities in specific marine and maritime sectors,
to foster networks and partnerships that can help to scale-up activities in support of sustainable blue economy, including research, entrepreneurial and communication actions,
to stimulate an attitude of active contribution to positive change for conservation and sustainable use of the Mediterranean Sea.