The first meeting on the EU4Ocean Platform took place on the 18 June 2020 with more than 90 participants from different sectors and backgrounds, following the launch of the EU4Ocean Coalition by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, on World Ocean Day and the release of the first EU4Ocean Coalition video. This information session was the opportunity to present the Platform to the newly appointed founding members, hear about successful ocean literacy partnership stories and plan for EU4Ocean events in September 2020.
The EU4Ocean Platform brings together a wide diversity of stakeholders from across the globe, and the Irish Ocean Literacy Network was delighted to be invited to be a founding member of the network earlier this year.
What is the EU4Ocean Platform?
The EU4Ocean Platform is the hub for organisations and initiatives to connect, collaborate and mobilise efforts on ocean literacy. By joining the EU4Ocean platform, members can share ideas, build partnerships and collaborate to ensure a more coordinated approach to ocean literary activities in Europe.
The Platform members will be mobilised around three Working Groups (WGs) themes:
- Climate and Ocean
- Food from the Ocean
- Healthy and Clean Ocean
Call for expressions of interest for EU4Ocean Platform and Working Group co-Chairs, by 6 July
Do you enjoy bringing people together, connecting ideas, forging partnerships and being at the fore-front of EU4Ocean Platform developments? Then the co-Chair role may be for you! It is a light role, joining facilitators to steer the Platform and Working groups and to be a key contact point for the operational groups. Interested? Get in touch with the IOLN secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking on one of these exciting rolls.
For more information see EU4Ocean and stay tuned for the EU4Ocean Platform official launch on the 24-25 September 2020.