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“Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals

With EUR 2.5 million, this EMFAF call for proposals aims to increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy and contribute to a more gender equal society.


Publication date
17 May 2022 in Funding & Tenders Portal
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
22 September 2022, 17:00 (CEST)


The European Commission has launched the “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF). With a EUR 2.5 million budget, the call will help increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy, such as fisheries, aquaculture, shipbuilding, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy, blue bioeconomy, as well as inland and offshore aquaculture. Up to 2 projects are expected to be funded, with an exceptional co-funding of 90%.

The objective is to overcome the existing constraints in all aspects of the maritime sector, in particular recruitment, training, capacity-building, technical cooperation and promotions, so that every person can fully and safely participate in the activities of the sustainable blue economy.

The actions funded under this call will help sustainable blue economy sectors to embrace a deep and structural change to facilitate the inclusion of women in the wider maritime economy, thus contributing to a more gender equal society as a whole.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.

When to apply?

Applicants can submit their proposals until 22 September 2022 at 17h00 CEST.