The European Commission has adopted an updated action plan for the blue economy in the EU Atlantic area, covering France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. The revamped action gives new impetus to the Atlantic maritime strategy and strengthen the participating countries’ recovery efforts. Among the priorities are blue skills, ocean literacy, marine renewable energy, as well as healthy and resilient oceans. One of the actions is the promotion of sustainable practices in coastal and maritime tourism.
The main sources of funding will be European Structural and Investment Funds, including the future cooperation programme in the Atlantic area and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
The full action plan can be found here.