Coordinators: Greece and Montenegro

The specific objectives for this pillar are:

  • To promote research, innovation and business opportunities in blue economy sectors, by facilitating the brain circulation between research and business communities and increasing their networking and clustering capacity.
  • To adapt to sustainable seafood production and consumption, by developing common standards and approaches for strengthening these two sectors and providing a level playing field in the macro-region.
  • To improve sea basin governance, by enhancing administrative and institutional capacities in the area of maritime governance and services.


To achieve the abovementioned objectives, Pillar 1 will focus on three topics:

    - Topic 1 - Blue technologies

    - Topic 2 - Fisheries and aquaculture

    - Topic 3 - Maritime and marine governance and services


Available programmes

- Look at the EASME funding opportunities through different calls for proposals.
- Check out the Call for proposals in the marine and maritime field.
- To see these calls published according to the sea-basin to which they refer to, visit the Maritime Forum.

For further information about pillars and topics, please see the EUSAIR Action Plan.pdf