How to boost the blue economy in the Atlantic Area?

European Commission adopted the Atlantic Action Plan in 2013 aiming to revitalize the marine and maritime economy of France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom after the economic crisis.

The plan promotes entrepreneurship and innovation through research and technology, while protecting the marine environment. Engaging national and regional actors, it also opens up possibilities of wider transatlantic cooperation.

The Action Plan sets out priorities for research and investment to drive the “blue economy” forward in the Atlantic area.


  • To promote entrepreneurship and innovation
  • To protect, secure and enhance the marine and coastal environment
  • To improve accessibility and connectivity
  • To create a socially inclusive and sustainable model of regional development