The third edition of Ocean Week will kick off on World Oceans Day, 8 June 2022. It will feature a series of awareness-raising and policy events, discussions, and activities in Brussels and beyond. All events are free to attend but require online registration.

At Ocean Week’s high-level event, “There is no ocean B. What we must do restore our blue planet”, NGOs will evaluate the EU’s progress towards making the ocean healthy by 2030, in line with their Blue Manifesto.

NGOs will also call on policymakers to signal their commitment to four urgent actions to protect and restore our blue planet for the benefit of people and wildlife:

  • End harmful fisheries subsidies by 2023 and redirect funds to finance the EU’s transition to low-impact fisheries
  • Fully or highly protect at least 30% of EU seas and coastal areas by 2030
  • Restore at least 15% of EU marine and coastal areas by 2030
  • Reduce marine litter, bacteriological contamination and chemical pollution by 50% at EU level by 2030

Ocean Week is brought to you by Seas At Risk, BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana Europe, Surfrider, and WWF Europe. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #EUOceanWeek.