If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector of which EBI is a leading member, urges European Union Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans…
“reboot” supports the water sports and boating industry   European Boating Industry (EBI) and boot Düsseldorf are extending their partnership by a further two years. Philip Easthill, Secretary General of European Boating Industry, which is based in Brussels, and Petros Michelidakis, boot Düsseldorf Project Director, signed the agreement in September…
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an official advisory body of the European Union, published its opinion on Transport and Tourism in 2020 and beyond. It recommends policy measures to help the boating and nautical tourism sector in its recovery and return to growth after COVID-19. The opinion was…
The members of European Boating Industry (EBI) met for the second yearly General Assembly to discuss the latest industry developments after a turbulent first half of the year for the industry and chart the association’s future positioning. Representing Slovenia, SMIA joins as new full member and IMCI joins as sustaining…
The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on Member States to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis. The European Tourism Manifesto alliance applauds renewed efforts of the European Commission[1] as…
Blue Careers is the free job platform for jobs and trainings in the blue economy. Visit now! The European Blue Economy currently represents around 5.4 million jobs and is set to double its employment by 2030. Therefore, many maritime businesses and training centres are looking to attract young people into…
European Boating Industry (EBI), on behalf of the European recreational boating industry welcomes the EU Recovery Plan. It calls for national and EU investment programmes to incorporate the particularities of the boating and nautical tourism industry and ensure that investment is provided for a green and digital transition. This can…
1. Context The boating industry (production of boats, equipment, trade, services) and nautical tourism sector (marinas, boat charter/hire in coastal and inland waters, water sports) is made up of 32,000 companies, over 95% of which are SMEs. They employ 280,000 people directly with thousands more along the supply chains. European…
European Boating Industry (EBI) joined a strategic dialogue with EU Commissioner for Industry and Internal Market Thierry Breton on the recovery of the maritime sector following COVID-19. EBI presented the impacts of COVID-19 on the recreational boating industry and the opportunities to lift the sector from the crisis through measures…
On 13 May, the European Commission presented a package of measures to support the tourism industry in the COVID-19 crisis and start the summer season. Many measures that formed the European boating industry’s joint call that EBI has advocated for, have been taken up. The European Commission recognises on-water recreation…
In a sign of unity, Europe’s boating industry associations jointly call on the EU institutions and national governments to support the sector and protect jobs against the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The call for action, co-signed by 18 associations, calls for swift measures to help companies survive the immediate…
The boating industry fully supports the measures taken to protect citizens’ health from the COVID-19 outbreak. We are united in our solidarity and support for the relief efforts. The boating sector is donating Personal Protective Equipment and shifting production from marine supplies to masks. Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is…
Monday, 30 March 2020 08:27

COVID-19 Resources

EBI is aiming to inform the recreational boating industry about the developments regarding the measures to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak at EU level, as well as its advocacy activities. All information is updated regularly (highlighted in green) and provided freely. EBI is fully available to support and all contact can be directed…
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The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has issued the following statement on the implementation of urgent measures to limit the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on the sector. European Boating Industry is a co-signatory of the statement and member of the Tourism Manifesto Coalition.…
The European Commission released its flagship Industrial Strategy and SME Strategy yesterday. European Boating Industry (EBI) welcomes these and their potential to support the recreational boating industry in Europe to sustainably grow, create employment and further develop the sector’s global leadership and environmental transition. The European Commission presented its new…
The BlueGeneration project, of which EBI is a leading partner, recently launched its flagship job portal. Companies in the recreational boating industry and across the blue economy can now advertise open positions and training opportunities free of charge to thousands of young Europeans. The portal will be promoted to thousands…
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 15:32

Open position: Policy & Communications Trainee

European Boating Industry (EBI) represents the recreational boating industry at European level. It encompasses all related sectors, such as boatbuilding, equipment manufacturing, marinas and service providers. Our topics of interest cover Single Market, trade, tourism, industrial and environmental policy. EBI is an established stakeholder at EU level, defending and promoting…
The 2020 edition of the International Breakfast meeting, co-organised by boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry on 21 January focused on the topic of sustainable boating. The European Green Deal, which has the ambition to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent was at the centre of the discussions followed by…
European Boating Industry (EBI) met with Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and key leadership staff to discuss the agency’s new strategy, its new work on recreational boating and common priorities around environmental sustainability and maritime safety. The discussions centred on the new strategy…
European Boating Industry (EBI) partners with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, thus strengthening its action for environmental and economic sustainability and its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a partner to the high-level initiative the EBI leads the environmental engagement of the European recreational…
  Speakers have been announced for the 2020 edition of the International Breakfast Meeting (IBM) featuring the topic of sustainable boating. They include the European Commission, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs from the fields of hydrogen, digitalisation, electric and hybrid. IBM is organised by boot Düsseldorf, the world’s largest…
European Boating Industry (EBI), the voice of the recreational boating industry celebrated its 10-year anniversary in early November. Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and leaders of the European recreational boating sector gathered in Brussels for high-level discussions, setting a vision for the next decade. Strengthening the EU’s…
4th INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST MEETING Tuesday, 22 January 2019 Congress Centre Düsseldorf CCD EAST, room M From 9:00 to 10:30 boot Düsseldorf & European Boating Industry are pleased to invite you to their flag event IBM, under the theme: Charter boats – a booming business and its challenges      8:45-9:00…
boot Düsseldorf & European Boating Industryare pleased to invite you to their flag event IBM, under the theme:Charter boats – a booming business and its challenges   boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry are proud to announce that the fourth edition of their “International Breakfast Meeting” (IBM) will be held…
      boot Düsseldorf & European Boating Industry unveil theme for their flag event IBMCharter boats – a booming business and its challenges   boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry are proud to announce that the fourth edition of their “International Breakfast Meeting” (IBM) will be held at the…
Monday, 17 September 2018 06:44

esPRESSO GENOA - Friday, 21 September 2018

UCINA & European Boating Industry will tackle the issue of market surveillance at the 58th Genoa International Boat Show       Salone Nautico, UCINA Confindustria Nautica and European Boating Industry are proud to announce that the first edition of their “EsPRESSO GENOA” will be held at the 58th Genoa…
Friday, 15 June 2018 14:11

RCD 2013/53/EU Guidelines - June 2018

Guide to application of Directive 2013/53/EU on the harmonisation of the law of the Member States relating to recreational craft and personal watercraft The European Commission published the new application guide revised from June 2018, that was approved by the last Recreational Craft Directive Working Group meeting on 11 June.…
We’re extremely proud and happy to present the 3rd “International Breakfast Meeting”, with a brand new logo to celebrate the success of this event organised jointly by boot Dusseldorf and European Boating Industry. The event will be held on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 at the Congress…