Cyprus, and the coastal city of Limassol was assigned to organise the European Maritime Day (EMD) for 2026, Deputy Ministry for Shipping has announced.
The European Maritime Day was established in 2008 and is celebrated on May 20 each year in European coastal city, selected on a specific set of criteria.
The events in the context of the EMD last for at least two days and attract huge interest by all EU member-states on all levels, state-level, international and regional organisations, the academia and research communities, companies and actors that operate in the maritime sector and blue economy.
Moreover, the hosting of the 2026 EMD coincides with the assumption of the Presidency of the European Council by the Republic of Cyprus in the first half of 2026, which creates the conditions for hosting the informal EU Council for Ministers responsible for maritime affairs and a possible updating of the Limassol for an EU Integrated Maritime Policy, which was adopted in 2012, the Deputy Ministry added.
Source: Cyprus News Agency