"EU4Ocean in action" awards: Call for initiatives!

Publication date
April 25, 2022
April 29, 2022
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Are you a change-maker for the ocean? Have you carried out any inspiring and impactful ocean literacy initiative? The “EU4Ocean in action” award is for you! Submit your initiative by April 29. Winners will be awarded at the Ocean Literacy Summit.

The EU4Ocean coalition, an initiative supported by the European Commission (EC), Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), is nearly two-year old. It is time to celebrate this milestone and the many contributions of its growing communities to Let’s make Europe Blue

The EU4Ocean coalition is organising its "EU4Ocean in action" awards that will honour significant achievement in ocean literacy in Europe.  The main “EU4Ocean in action” award will honour initiatives that best translate the spirit and principles of the EU4Ocean coalition in particular initiatives that have mobilised very diverse representatives of the different communities of the coalition (three main winners chosen as navy blue, classic blue and sky blue). It will be complemented by “Special mention” awards as: 

Best professional organisation initiative; 

Best youth initiative; 

Best education & school initiative

The winners of the awards, selected by a jury chaired by DG MARE, European Commission, accounting for the outcomes of public (online) voting, will be announced at the hybrid Ocean Literacy Summit organised by the EU4Ocean coalition at the European Maritime Day (EMD) 2022, Ravenna, 19 to 22 May 2022. Beyond giving visibility to initiatives, the awards will be accompanied by money and in-kind prizes that will bring you to the forefront of ocean literacy in Europe and beyond. 

What are we looking for? Projects and initiatives that have: 

• Strong social learning and critical thinking objectives  

• High sustainability and replication potential  

• An EU focus with clear societal and policy relevance  

• A strong collective dimension and a catalytic role 

•An innovative character in terms of the tool developed and/or the process established 



are committed to ocean literacy? 

are a member of one of the EU4Ocean communities (the EU4Ocean platform, the Youth4Ocean Forum and the EU network of Blue Schools) - or ready to join the coalition

… have completed or are carrying out exciting and inspiring ocean literacy projects and initiatives for which results are already visible


Submit your project/initiative to the EU4Ocean awards by April 29 by filling the award submission form

 Keep an eye on the most important deadlines! 

•  29 April 2022, at 17:00:deadline for submission              

 3 May, 2022: Submitted projects presented at the EU4Ocean webpage - start of public voting 

 13 May, 2022: Candidates short-listed by the jury informed and public voting ends at 17:00

20 May, 2022, from 12:00 to 12:30: Announcement of the awards at the closing session of the European Maritime Day 2022

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Europe
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  • Natural Sciences

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Modified on April 28, 2022