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€8 018 806,25

About the Project:

Blue4All is focused on the analysis of the MPA process comprising all steps needed to successfully conserve and/or restore biodiversity by means of MPAs and other effective conservation measures (OECM). These steps comprise :

  • designation (i.e., delineation, eventual enlargement, identification of conservation objectives and status assessment)
  • management (i.e., identification and implementation of conservation and/or restoration measures, including adaptation to climate change and enforcement)
  • monitoring (i.e., environmental, and ecological status monitoring and auditing). 

Blue4All will develop an interactive Blueprint Platform generically applicable to MPAs at the pan-European level but also beyond the EU with the aim to support EU leadership in international efforts to combat marine biodiversity loss. 


  1. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – RBINS 
  2. Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici – CMCC
  3. SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EWIV – SUB
  4. University of Southern Denmark – SDU
  5. Finnish Environment Institute – SYKE
  6. University of Antwerp – UA
  7. University of College Dublin – UCD
  8. University of Palermo – UNIPA
  9. University of Tartu – UTARTU
  10. Flanders Marine Institute – VLIZ
  11. WWF Adria – Association of the protection of nature and conservation of biological diversity
  12. Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – HELCOM
  13. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources –  IUCN
  14. WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme (BEP) – WWF BEP
  15. Fondazione WWF Mediterranean – WWF MED
  16. The Environmental Board of Estonia – Keskkonnaamet
  17. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea –  ICES
  18. Wageningen University – WU
  19. Mediterranean Sea and Coast Foundation – MEDSEA
  20. Office Français de la Biodiversité – OFB
  21. Consorzio di gestione di Torre Guaceto – MPA Torre Guaceto
  22. Comune di Otranto
  23. Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro – PECZM
  24. Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Montenegro – MRT