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Blue-up EU campaign 2024!
15 December, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 31 May, 2024 @ 5:00 pm EST
What is this campaign about?
This campaign is all about strengthening and consolidating European policies for the protection of the Ocean. It aims at offering EU citizens and civil society organisations who care and act for the Ocean the possibility to express their views on Ocean protection before we will reach out to political parties and candidates running for the 2024 EU elections. We want to put ocean protection at the centre of the European agenda ahead of the next elections and during the next EU mandate.
This campaign is taking place one year ahead of the next EU elections. They are the largest transnational elections in the world. At these elections, we will elect the new Members of the European Parliament.
The European Parliament is the only directly elected EU institution and every 5 years we have the chance to select the 750 MEPs who will represent us and help decide what kind of Europe we have. They adopt measures and amend policies that affect EU’s seas and coastlines.
Key campaign messages
Whether the EU keeps pushing for strong environmental issues or not, greatly depends on how the Parliament is set up and who is at the top of the European Commission. Therefore, only if we have institutions that consider the seas and the ocean as a priority, will we see changes on their protection and restoration.
The coming years will determine the future of our planet. The EU will make important decisions on Ocean issues, and we don’t want to leave these matters in the wrong hands.
- Our Ocean makes our Life on our Blue planet possible
- And yet, our Ocean is in peril: plastics and chemical pollution, loss of species, sea and coastal damage, etc.
- A protected Ocean is the solution to the problems we face.
- Helping the Ocean is helping our future and people.
Read the Blue Manifesto, our 2030 vision for healthy seas to know more.