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European Maritime Day
European Maritime Day

Ravenna, 19-20 May 2022

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy.

EMD is the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’. It provides an engaging and complete interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and discuss ways of moving forward. It features a large number of excellent speakers, thematic sessions, stakeholder workshops and project pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and the European Commission as well as hundreds of B2B meeting opportunities. EMD targets professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia.

The 2022 edition of European Maritime Day took place in Ravenna, Italy, on 19-20 May as a hybrid event with 850 physical and 600 remote participants. The main theme was ‘Sustainable blue economy for green recovery’. 

All the sessions were organised in a physical format, with speakers and moderators in the venue. In parallel, all the sessions (plenaries, workshops, pitch stage sessions) were accessible to remote participants via webstreaming or ZOOM. EMD 2022 also hosted the EU4Ocean Summit (on day 2 – 20 May), which focused on Ocean and Climate, Food from the Ocean and Healthy and Clean Oceans.

EMD 2022 was organised by the European Commission, the City of Ravenna, the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility and the Region of Emilia-Romagna.

Next EMD will take place in Brest, France, 24 & 25 May 2023. Stay tuned!

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Thematic workshops organised by maritime stakeholders are at the core of the conference. Workshop organisers design and manage their session.

B2B meetings

It will be possible to ask for matchmaking slots with other participants and post their profiles online.


The EMD exhibition space is an ideal place for stakeholders to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments.


  • News announcement

Benvenuto a Ravenna

Ravenna is a seaside town: the wind that brings the salty tang of the Adriatic in your nostrils tells you so. Yet, as the seafront receded over the course of the centuries, the maritime nature of the town might not be completely obvious at a first glance.

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European Maritime Day 2022: Sustainable blue economy for green recovery

On 19 and 20 May 2022 Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries is co-hosting the European Maritime Day (EMD) conference, which is taking place in Ravenna in Italy. The focus of this year’s exchanges, attracting more than 1,450 ocean stakeholders, is the

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Commissioner Sinkevicius' next week at EMD 2022 in Ravenna

European Maritime Day (EMD), the biggest maritime stakeholders event in Europe, is taking place in Ravenna, Italy, next week. After 3 years of virtual and hybrid format due to the COVID pandemic, this year it will be a physical event. At the same time, like in the past years EMD will be webstreamed