Join European Maritime Day 2021 in DEN HELDER & online: 20-21 MAY 2021

European Maritime Day* 2021 is going hybrid, so that wherever you are, you won't miss out on anything!

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It is now easier than ever to join the event, from anywhere in Europe! While it's not quite back to business-as-usual, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with your peers, exchange views, showcase your achievements and get up to speed with the latest policy developments in the maritime world.

Check the PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME with the high level policy sessions and the full range of workshops organized by maritime stakeholders on 20 maritime themes on  European Maritime Day website.

European Maritime Day 2021 is co-organised with the City of Den Helder, the Province of Noord-Holland and the Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat.

MARK THE DATE in YOUR Calendar. REGISTRATION starts in February 2021.

Den Helder is the perfect place for European Maritime Day 2021 with ist unique maritime character:

  • Traditional fishing harbour/community
  • Naval station since Napoleon times
  • Offshore energy port since early 1970s
  • Home base for Dutch Coast Guard
  • Airport for offshore helicopter operations
  • Sea & ocean oriented research institutions
  • Education for working at sea.


*The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy.  EMD Conference is the place where ‘Ocean Leaders meet’. It provides an interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and discuss ways of moving forward. It features a large number of excellent speakers, multiple breakout sessions and project pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and European Commission services as well as hundreds of B2B meetings. EMD targets professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia.