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News announcement11 May 20221 min read

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 live for those who will not be able to join the conference in Ravenna.

The main theme of this year’s European Maritime Day is ‘Sustainable blue economy for green recovery’.

Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries will be the keynote speaker in the opening session. He will be joined by Enrico Giovannini, Italian Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Michele De Pascale, Mayor of Ravenna and Andrea Corsini, Councillor for Mobility and Transport, Infrastructure, Tourism & Commerce of Emilia Romagna Region.

Next, an interview panel on sustainable blue economy will see the participation of Commissioner Sinkevičius, Dona Bertarelli, Special Adviser of UNCTAD for the Blue Economy, Donatella Bianchi, President of WWF Italy and President of the Cinque Terre National Park, presenter of Linea Blu TV program on Rai 1 and Annalisa Bracco, marine engineer, H2boat.

More high-level plenary sessions (including inspirational speakers on blue economy and the marine environment), 24 stimulating interactive workshops, 3 pitch stage sessions and a lot of networking activities will also take place in Ravenna. Moreover, this year EMD will host the 4 plenaries of the EU4Ocean Summit and its 4 workshops (on 20 May), focusing on Ocean and Climate, Food from the Ocean and Healthy and Clean Oceans.

The full programme of EMD will run also virtually via video conferencing (via Zoom or similar tool). It will also be possible to watch interviews, highlights from the conference and videos through EMD TV.

Registrations will be open till 12 May 2022.


Registrations (deadline 12 May 2022)

European Maritime Day 2022 is co-organised by the European Commission, the City of Ravenna, the Italian Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility and the Region of Emilia-Romagna.

Read more on European Maritime Day website.


Publication date
11 May 2022