Cork has been announced as the designated host city for European Maritime Day in 2020 by the Council of the European Union.
European Maritime Day is an annual celebration of Europe’s diverse maritime community and is the flagship event in the European Union’s maritime calendar. As part of the celebration is a two day conference which attracts 1,000 stakeholders from across the European Union.
The conference endeavours to be a platform to spark change in issues ranging from the fight against illegal fishing and protecting habitat to developing effective regional strategies and growing the blue economy.
This will be the first time that Ireland has hosted this important flagship event and it’s set to be held in conjunction with Ireland’s national maritime festival SeaFest which will also take place in Cork that year.