In parallel with EMD Conference in Ravenna (19-20 May 2022) plenty of EMD In My Country 2022 events take place all over Europe from April to October 2022.
EMD In My Country activities include this year 630 events, organised in 28 countries (20 EU and 8 non-EU countries), foreseen to host almost 200,000 participants, covering all the sea basins of the EU, making a new record in the history of European Maritime Day!
2022 is the European Year of Youth, so plenty of events this year have a focus on youth activities.
All the organisers receive and distribute to the participants of their events sustainable #EMD In My Country-branded gadgets; the events are also promoted via the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries' information channels and social media #EMDInMyCountry .
A special interactive map of the European Atlas of the Seas, including all the EMD In My Country 2021 events, is also available to make the tracking of the events easier.
EMD In My Country is a key part of the wave of ocean awareness and activism that has been rising steadily in recent years: the events under its brand have become more and more popular, attracting more thousands of participants every year. Local activities such as beach clean ups, guided tours of ports, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions on maritime themes, ocean literacy actions, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage, boat excursions, visits to maritime museums, ships, aquaria, shipyards etc. aim to a wide audience across Europe, with a "fun and game" component directly appealing to a younger public.
Check out the detailed lists with locations, dates and the nature of the activities (physical, hybrid or virtual), spot an exciting event in your country, near you or bit away and organise a nice excursion to join or simply get connected online and enjoy: eco-tours and excursions in coastal areas, beach-cleaning activities, guided tours of ports by boat, visits to maritime museums, aquaria and shipyards, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, seminars and many other activities with maritime themes.