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News article25 January 2023Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Kicking-off the European Partnership for a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy, with about a half billion euro

The kick-off meeting will present the Partnership, its thematic foci and its regional sea basin approach.

The event is a first occasion for engagement and for looking ahead towards delivering impact to meet the EU policy objectives of the Green Deal, the digital transformation and Covid recovery.

The Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership is a EU Horizon Europe co-funded Partnership. The planned investments over 7 years are expected to reach € 450 Million. It constitutes a network of 60 Partner institutions from 25 countries and the European Commission that enables an unprecedented effort to pool research and innovation investments and align national programmes at pan-European scale, taking into consideration the sea-basin (Mediterranean, Black Sea, Baltic and North Sea) and Atlantic Ocean dimension.

Key representatives of the European Commission will attend to discuss synergies with other European Partnerships and the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”. The Partnership will contribute to the goals of the Mission Ocean & Waters, in particular by  boosting the transformation towards a climate-neutral, sustainable, productive and competitive blue economy by 2030, while creating and supporting the conditions for a healthy ocean for the people by 2050.

More information

European Partnership for a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy (SBEP)

European Partnerships in Horizon Europe

SBEP Press release


Publication date
25 January 2023
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation