About BLUEMED project

The BLUEMED project is a Coordination and Support Action, funded by the European Commission within the H2020 framework programme, aimed at supporting the implementation of the BLUEMED Initiative. The BLUEMED initiative offers a shared strategic framework for working towards a healthy, productive and resilient Mediterranean Sea that is better known and valued. It is designed to tap the full potential of the marine and maritime sectors, structuring transnational cooperation to create new ‘blue’ jobs and to promote and improve social wellbeing, sustainable prosperity and the environmental status of the region and its surroundings.

BLUEMED is the result of joint efforts by Cyprus, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain, with the support of the European Commission.

Among the seas of Europe, the Mediterranean has no match as regards biodiversity and the links between human activities and environmental characteristics. It is changing fast in response to both natural and anthropogenic pressures.

Climate change, growing maritime traffic and pollution, overexploitation of fish stocks and invasions of alien species are among the stressors placing the region at risk. At the same time, the Mediterranean’s unique features provide major local opportunities for blue growth and jobs, ranging from fisheries to tourism.

The region’s geopolitical complexity may represent a constraint on implementing framework conditions favourable to blue economic growth. Joint efforts are required to successfully address present and future challenges. A global perspective, along with more vigorous transnational and international cooperation, is essential to implement effectively and efficiently tailored actions that are conducive to safe, secure and sustainable development for all.

National Pivots for Croatia

Platform 1: Knowledge of Mediterranean Sea Dynamics and ecosystems

Kristina Pikelj,

Platform 2: Economic sectors of Blue Growth economy in the Mediterranean

Krstina Mišlov,

Platform 3: Enabling technologies for Blue Growth in the Mediterranean

Damir Sedlar,

Platform 4: Science to Policy for Blue Growth

Staša Skenžić,

More information at the BLUEMED project webpages at

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