The European Commission has launched an open public consultation on the EU algae initiative.
The EU algae initiative, planned for 2022, aims to increase sustainable production of algae and algae-based products, ensure their safe consumption and boost their innovative use in the European Union.
With the consultation, the Commission wants to collect facts and opinions about current challenges related to algae production and consumption as well as ways to resolve them.
The consultation runs until 11 August and is targeted at EU citizens as well as all relevant stakeholder groups, including industry, NGOs, public authorities, civil society, research and academia.
The Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea (CMA) envisages the creation of the Black Sea Virtual Knowledge Centre (BSVKC) with a view of providing a centralized platform for information on blue economy to the stakeholders and to improve synergies across the stakeholders and blue economy related projects in the Black Sea.