The project integrates the activities set for the 2018-2020 of the Western Mediterranean Forum for Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Dialogue 5+5) endorsed by all member countries (Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia) within the framework of the Work Plan of the Tunis Declaration approved during the inter-ministerial conference held in March 2017.

Partners from Italy, Spain and Tunisia with the support of local stakeholders will strive to develop education and training paths aiming at creating an advanced shared knowledge and common methodological ground on the key sectors of Blue Economy in the Mediterranean basin while fostering North-South and South-South cooperation among public and private stakeholders.

Advanced training for local authorities, municipality officers and representatives of the private sector, on marine spatial planning and its application for fisheries and aquaculture.

Venue: Trieste, Italy

Lead: OGS
Date: 23 – 25 September 2019

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The Training-for-Trainers “Advanced Scientific Knowledge of Marine Environment” will allow sharing knowledge and scientific expertise on methods and modeling tools in assessing environmental impacts in the marine sector with the aim of creating a common methodological ground for high skilled experts. It will help contribute to build an inter-disciplinary education for the key sectors of the blue economy in the Euro-Mediterranean Higher Education Area promoting quality standards and mutual recognition.

This Training is designed for 30 Mediterranean* post- graduate students; PhD researchers and professionals in marine sciences or maritime sectors related subjects.

  • DATE: 21-13 October 2019
  • VENUE: Sfax, Tunisia
  • LEAD: University of Sfax

The Training is structured on the following modules:

  • Law & Policies
  • Innovative Marine Monitoring Modelling
  • Decision support tools
  • Open data services - Copernicus

Video presentation:

Deep Blue mobility program for young professionals in the marine and maritime field: researchers, post-graduated students, young scientists, engineers and entry-level high skilled professionals. 

The activity aims at increasing capacity building for blue career development and fostering brain circulation across the Euro- Mediterranean Region by offering innovative training to 30 young professionals in the marine and maritime sectors through job shadowing. 

Venue: Mediterranean area

Lead: UPM & OGS

Date: first semester 2020


Registration form. Apply here!

Download the call for cadidates below.

This activity promotes the “Trieste System” a hub for science, business and society interactions in a wide geographical area such as North-East of Italy and Central Eastern Europe during the European Science Open Forum (ESOF Trieste 2020) to increase project visibility and create new opportunities for partnerships. The online formula is conceived as a consequence of the pandemic outbreak. All the participants are invited to take part to the online selected sessions based on the priorities set by the Western Mediterranean Forum - 5+5 Dialogue on Higher Education, Research and Innovation.


Lead: OGS

Training-of-Trainers “Effective management and sustainable development of fisheries resources and aquaculture”

This activity aims to build a shared advanced scientific knowledge and create a common methodological ground for high-skilled experts on Blue Growth in the Western Mediterranean Region in promoting sustainable exploitation of the water resources such as small-scale fisheries and aquaculture. The Training program tackles issues related to the development and sharing of tools for effective management and sustainable development of fisheries resources; research and application of new approaches to fisheries management; as well as considering the environmental aspects and lack of regulation of the high seas fisheries sector for migratory species. The Training course is related to the following modules: 

  • Policies and Aquaculture Management
  • Policies and Fisheries Management
  • Biodiversity & Non-indigenous species (NIS) 
  • Aquaculture

Due to the covid-19 virus outbreak and current restrictions on mobility, the training will be offered in a series of live webinar sessions and four documentary videos related to fisheries and aquaculture will be shared with participants.



Dates: 7 - 10 December 2020

Video presentation by ISPA:


"Capacity Building and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation for a sustainable Blue Growth"

What: Deep Blue Online Final Event
When: TUESDAY 25 MAY 2021
Hour: 14:00 - 16:00 (CEST - Rome)
Venue: Online - streaming available on our YOUTUBE and FACEBOOK platforms.
Working languages: English/French (translation provided)

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The project is co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) of the European Union