Trade fair for an innovative marine industry

30 | 31 janUARY > 1ST fEBRUARY 2024, Marseille

Trade fair for an innovative marine industry

3 > 5 FEBRUARY 2026, Marseille

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West MED is a European Union initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean.
The Western Mediterranean region attracts the largest number of tourists in the Mediterranean basin. It is also a breeding ground for biodiversity, with 481 marine protected areas, including Natura 2000 sites.
The region faces many problems: general geopolitical instability, increasing urbanisation of coastal areas, overexploitation of fish stocks, marine pollution, etc.
The West MED joint initiative aims to enable the EU and the countries of the Southern rim to work beyond their borders for security and safety, the preservation of ecosystems and the promotion of sustainable blue growth and job creation in the Western Mediterranean.
The 10 associated countries are those of the 5+5 format: Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, Malta, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia.

In each country, national hubs have been set up to develop and support cooperation projects on the priority themes identified by the initiative, namely :

Maritime cluster development;

Conservation and restoration of biodiversity and marine habitats

Sustainable consumption and production;

Sustainable development of fisheries, aquaculture and coastal communities

Skills development and circulation;

Maritime safety and marine pollution response.

The National Hub France is your key contact if you wish to :

Develop a project in the area that meets one of the West MED priorities;

Search for partners in these countries thanks to the network of national hubs;

Search for funding for your project.

The Pôle Mer Méditerranée and Stratégies Mer & Littoral have been designated as the French National Hub for the West MED initiative

For more information:

Hub France contact france@westmed-initiative.eu

Official website www.westmed-initiative.eu