BlueGeneration kicks off Charter for Blue Education and receives EU4Ocean Award 2022
European Maritime Day, the annual meeting of ocean leaders, organised by the European Commission sees BlueGeneration project stand out
Cala d’Or 25.05.2022 – The BlueGeneration Project was in the spotlight during the European Maritime Day (EMD) conference that took place in Ravenna, Italy on the 19th and 20th of May 2022. Silja Teege - Manager Director of Sea Teach - on behalf of BlueGeneration signed a declaration that engages the project in the development of a Charter for Blue Education in Europe. This document was also signed by the European Science Marine Educators Association (EMSEA), Portuguese Directorate-General for Maritime Policy, and the French Office for Biodiversity. The official signing took place in a meeting with the Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, who welcomed and recognised the importance of the initiative.
Through its involvement in the Charter, the BlueGeneration Project confirms its engagement with blue education thus supporting societal transformation in Europe. It will also combine its experiences to steer the co-development of this new Charter. More European and global education networks will be invited to join this process and sign the Charter at the upcoming UN Ocean 2022 conference in Lisbon, as one of Europe’s contributions to the sustainable protection and management of the ocean and the achievement of SDGs. Furthermore, the BlueGeneration Project commits to the practical application of the principles of this new Charter in all its activities.