EMFF TO BE REPLACED BY NEW EUROPEAN SUPPORT PACKAGE
EMFF to be replaced by new European support package. The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund will be soon replaced by the new European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), an ambitious support package for the implementation of the common fisheries policy (CFP), the Union’s maritime policy and the EU’s agenda for international ocean governance.
The EMFF Unit of the Executive for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) will become the Sustainable Blue Economy Unit of the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).
With the implementation of the new long-term EU budget, some EASME managed programmes are moving to the new European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).
From 1 April, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the Life Programme, Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency and part of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge ‘Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials will be managed by the new agency.
CINEA has just been established by the European Commission (EU2021/173) and will start its operations on 1 April 2021.
CINEA will support the implementation of the European Green Deal by managing relevant Union programmes with a total budget of €52bn over the period of 2021-2027, including parts of Horizon Europe, LIFE, EMFF, the Climate Innovation Fund, the Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism and parts of the Connecting Europe Facility.
The funding opportunities will be published in the first half of 2021.