CINEA has finalised the evaluations of the 20 proposals submitted to the call for proposals on Women in the Blue Economy. Two projects have been selected to receive EUR 2,500,000 of funding under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF). They are now entering the grant agreement preparation phase. The projects are expected to start in May 2023.
The scope of the call is to help increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy, such as fisheries, shipbuilding, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy, blue bioeconomy, as well as inland and offshore aquaculture.
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 projects 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.
Source: European Commission I European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (https://bit.ly/3JKOfLA)