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EMFAF – Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy – 2022

EMFAF - Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy aiming at contributing to the development of the next generation of blue skills and to provide opportunities for attractive, sustainable maritime careers

7.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Agriculture & Fisheries Education & Training Environment & Climate
Beneficiaries Large company (> 250 employees) Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Research centre & university Training organisation & school
Regions Balkans, Caucasus, European Union, Mediterranean countries, Middle East

Countries eligible to the programme :

    • Mauritania
    • Morocco
    • Algeria
    • Tunisia
    • Libya
    • Moldova
    • Ukraine
    • Georgia
    • Turkey
    • Albania
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Montenegro
    • North Macedonia
    • Serbia

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To contribute to the development of the next generation of blue skills and to provide opportunities for attractive, sustainable maritime careers.


  • Priority 1: developing innovative educational material, skills development modules, content, learning outcomes and curriculum, such as micro-credentials, to build and enhance digital, green, soft, transversal, interdisciplinary, managerial and entrepreneurial and project management skills
  • Priority 2: developing and piloting innovative teaching and training approaches (at both higher education and VET levels) and promoting career development in any sector of the sustainable blue economy
  • Priority 3: establishment and maintenance of structured collaboration frameworks between blue industries/sectors and education/VET providers
  • Priority 4: pooling and sharing of resources
  • Priority 5: proposing, testing and piloting mutual recognition schemes (of training and/or qualification development) to enable an efficient uptake of graduates into the labour market.

Among financed actions:

  • Traditional trainings, hybrid teaching, e-learning, practical placements, apprenticeships, mentoring, and/or job shadowing schemes

Additionnal information:

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months


  • Be legal person (public or private)
  • Be established in one of the Member States or in countries eligible to the programme
  • A consortium composed of at least minimum 3 entities from 2 different EU countries including at least an educational/training organisation, and an industry representative body must be constituted
  • Total budget of the topic: 7.5 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: 1 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 80% of the total eligible costs

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