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News announcement29 June 2020Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

EMD In My Country events 2020 despite Covid-19 pandemic

Although the European Maritime Day (EMD) 2020 Conference (foreseen to be held in Cork, Ireland) had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis and the related social distancing measures, our EMD In My Country partners managed to organise many open air or virtual events.

This year, 200 EMD In My Country events have been initially registered, covering all the EU sea basins. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of several workshops, seminars and conferences, but many organisers managed to keep their events alive, be it often in a virtual format. Other EMD in my Country activities were taking place in open air, like eco-tours, excursions in coastal areas, beach-cleaning activities etc. At all times, the safety of the participants was of course the main priority.


Publication date
29 June 2020
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries