20 May – European Maritime Day
Since the declaration in Strasbourg in 2008, every 20th May Europe comes together to celebrate the Maritime Day. The aim is to make people reflect on the importance of the sea in many aspects of our everyday life – whether for leisure, work, economy or transport.
A large conference for stakeholders is organized every year, and in 2012 this honour is given to Sweden – where the event will be held in the former shipyard area of Gothenburg. It will be split over three days with public events happening on the actual day, and then conferences and workshops on the 21st and 22nd. Interventions by politicians, industrialists and researchers will give a holistic panorama of the issues facing our seas today, and provide also space for people to air their views.
More information can be found on http://www.emd2012.se/