The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss, and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy.
The EMD is the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’. It provides an engaging and completely interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and to discuss ways of moving forward. It features a large number of inspirational speakers, thematic sessions, stakeholder workshops and pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and the European Commission. The EMD targets professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia as well as EU citizens interested in the sea.
The 2023 edition of the European Maritime Day takes place in Brest, France, on 24-25 May 2023, organised by the European Commission, the City of Brest, the Region of Brittany, the department of Finistère and the General Secretariat for the Sea. European Maritime Day 2024 will take place next year in Svendborg, Denmark on 30 and 31 May 2024.