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European Maritime Day


Sustainable blue economy for green recovery

At the core of European Maritime Day is a 2-day conference. High-level plenary sessions including inspirational speakers, leadership exchanges and stakeholders’ workshops attract experts and stakeholders from across Europe and beyond.

European Maritime Day 2022 took place as a hybrid event in Ravenna on 19 and 20 May 2022. 

This year’s main theme was ‘Sustainable blue economy for green recovery’. Moreover, this year EMD hosted the EU4Ocean Summit which focused on Ocean and Climate, Food from the Ocean and Healthy and Clean Oceans.

Programme 2022
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List of workshops 2022
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Privacy statement 2022
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Thematic sessions

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries organised 4 thematic sessions at EMD 2022.

Pitch stages sessions

External interlocutors presented ongoing projects in a pitch stage format, specifically in relation to the maritime sector and to the transition towards a sustainable blue economy.


How to get to Ravenna


The venue

Ravenna Seaside Events

Offsetting of emissions

The European Commission applies measures to ensure that the events it organises or co-organises are as green and sustainable as possible. A specific target for EMD is to reduce its CO2 footprint by offsetting the emissions via green projects delivering value for the environment.

CO2 emissions for EMD 2022 in Ravenna have been be calculated to 132 tons. To offset these emissions EMD has organised the planting of trees in the wider area of Ravenna by a local NGO in collaboration with the City of Ravenna.

Ravenna EMD 2022 offsetting of CO2 emission plan
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Watch interviews with maritime stakeholders and speakers at EMD 2022, highlights from the conference and the city of Ravenna, and thematic videos on the EMD TV. Check the EMD TV web page by the end of May!