EMSA newsletter, March 2020

EMSA newsletter, March 2020

27 March 2020
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has published the latest edition of its newsletter. Among the topics covered in this issue: the training on the new THETIS-Med inspection support tool for all Mediterranean MoU member countries.
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
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Union for the Mediterranean statement: Solidarity, resilience and hope the key to seeing us through this pandemic

24 March 2020
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean has issued the following statement: Through this statement, the Union for the Mediterranean wishes to express that, first and foremost, our thoughts are with of the citizens of the Euro-Mediterranean region, as the rise and escalation of this…
Webinar on the essentials of running a H2020 project available online

Webinar on the essentials of running a H2020 project available online

24 March 2020
The full recording of the EMDESK webinar held on 25/02: "The essentials of running a H2020 project – Expert Insights” is now available. Learn about the main obligations and responsibilities of H2020 coordinators, goals and challenges of the project kick-off, tips and many more. Download the slides…
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Extension of Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and Horizon 2020 deadlines for submission of applications

23 March 2020
As a result of difficulties experienced by applicants due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has extended the deadlines for submission of applications under the Erasmus+ Programme, European Solidarity Corps and Horizon 2020. For more information about the extensions, please…
Mediterranean Electricity Markets Observatory (MEMO)

Mediterranean Electricity Markets Observatory (MEMO)

20 March 2020
Conducted for the first time in 2007, the Mediterranean Electricity Market Observatory (MEMO) monitors the evolution of national, sub-regional and regional electricity markets, every three years. This edition focusses on national data and regional integration. It assesses national priorities in…
COVID-19: Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

COVID-19: Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

19 March 2020
EU Leaders agreed to temporary restriction of non-essential travel from third countries into the EU area for 30 days. Any possible prolongation of this period should be assessed depending on further developments. The temporary travel restriction foresees exemptions for nationals of all EU Member…
World Water Day: The Union for the Mediterranean steps up regional action to address water scarcity

World Water Day: The Union for the Mediterranean steps up regional action to address water scarcity

18 March 2020
On World Water Day, held under the thematic “Water and Climate change”, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) emphasises the need for regional dialogue to address common challenges related to water scarcity. At the core of its mission, and within the framework of the ministerial mandate entrusted…
Second UfM Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy: inputs from the stakeholders through online consultation

Second Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy: inputs from the stakeholders through online consultation

17 March 2020
In relation to the latest developments on the spread of the coronavirus in Europe, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy, which was due to take place on 10-11 March 2020 in Barcelona was cancelled. Inputs from the stakeholders will be collected online…
Preparation for the design of a regional program for appliances in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries

Preparation for the design of a regional program for appliances in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries

12 March 2020
In order to address climate change, energy security and energy demand issues, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries (SEMCs) are promoting and accelerating the deployment of more energy-efficient technologies using Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and energy labelling. The aim…