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EMFAF 2022 Info Day

See the recording and presentations of the Info Day on Blue careers and Regional flagships calls for proposals!

An Info Day about two new calls for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) took place on 24 November 2022. The two calls are “Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy” and “Regional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins”.

They opened on 13 October 2022, with the deadline on 31 January 2023. Apply now!

  • maritime economy | regional cooperation
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  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Live streaming available


  1. 24 Nov 2022,
    09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CET
    Registration and Welcome coffee
  2. 10:15 AM - 10:20 AM CET

    Vincent FAVREL, Head of Unit D3 (Sustainable Blue Economy), CINEA

  3. 10:20 AM - 10:30 AM CET
    Introduction to CINEA

    Dirk BECKERS, Director CINEA

  4. 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM CET
    The EU Mission Ocean and Waters Charter

    Andreea STRACHINESCU, Head of Unit A1 (Maritime Innovation, marine knowledge and investments), DG MARE

  5. 10:45 AM - 10:55 AM CET
    Opening speech: setting the policy content

    Charlina VITCHEVA, Director General DG MARE, European Commission

  6. 10:55 AM - 11:15 AM CET
    EMFAF blue careers Call for Proposals

    Andy KONTOUDAKIS, Policy Officer A1 (Maritime Innovation, marine knowledge and investments), DG MARE

    Sonia KARASAVVIDOU, Call Coordinator, D3 (Sustainable Blue Economy), CINEA

  7. 11:15 AM - 11:25 AM CET
  8. 11:25 AM - 11:40 AM CET
    Coffee break
  9. 11:40 AM - 12:20 PM CET
    EMFAF regional flagships call for proposals

    Christos ECONOMOU, Head of Unit A3 (Sea-basin Strategies, Maritime Regional Cooperation and Maritime Security), DG MARE

    Fabrice POURCEAU, Call Coordinator, D3 (Sustainable Blue Economy), CINEA

  10. 12:20 PM - 12:40 PM CET
    Q&A, including administration and financial aspects
  11. 12:40 PM - 02:00 PM CET
    Lunch break
  12. 02:00 PM - 02:10 PM CET
    How to write a successful proposal: tips and tricks

    Vincenzo GENTE, Programme Coordination Manager, D3 (Sustainable Blue Economy), CINEA

  13. 02:10 PM - 02:30 PM CET
    Why is it important to think about “life after a grant” – tips for preparing a legacy (business plan)

    Anna KESICKA, COGEA, Synergies and clustering between maritime projects EMFF contract

    Carlo KRASKOVIC, Project manager, ASSESS project - Maritime Technology Cluster FVG

  14. 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM CET
    Fostering synergies at seabasin level

    Iglika YAKOVA, Deputy Head of Unit A3 (Sea-basin Strategies, Maritime Regional Cooperation and Maritime Security)

    Javier FERNANDEZ, ECORYS, Technical Director, Seabasin Assistance Mechanism

  15. 02:50 PM - 03:00 PM CET
    Coffee break
  16. 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM CET
    B2B matchmaking

Practical information

Conference Centre Albert Borschette
Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium