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Willemijn Peeters is Ocean Ambassador of the Netherlands and the Founding Director of Searious Business. Searious Business is a social enterprise committed to prevent plastic pollution in our ocean. She makes the difference in the world of plastics. Through ReThink and Redesign of plastics, she helps companies to achieve better results. Like for Gispen, a… » read more

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At “regulations” level Starting from the principle that “all is communication”, 500 pages of regulations are the first difficulty to convey the “structural” message. Language and titles are also important, above of all when working with different language and cultural contexts. Ex. Why do we call it “European fund for Maritime and Fisheries Affairs” instead… » read more

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Xavier Gizard, first Secretary General of the CAAC, called the Atlantic the “colporteur des Mondes” (Worlds’ Hawker). This metaphor hides many questions. Where does the Atlantic Arc begin and end? Which are its borders? Can we put limits to an ocean? The founding documents of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC) emphasize the need… » read more

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Stéphanie Roos-Faujour is the founder and the manager director of Sea to sea, a communication agency dedicated to maritime economy, maritime training and education and industry. Since she was a little girl she has the taste of languages and discovering new countries, culture and meeting people. After a degree in foreign languages, she studied tourism… » read more

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On 28 April, the city of Viana do Castelo organizes a seminar: EU maritime agenda: a territorial view in collaboration with European Committee of the Regions (CoR). During this event, working languages will be in English and in Portuguese. The event is a dialogue between Committee of the Regions Members, Sea representatives and citizens, which… » read more

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As you know, this year marks the beginning of a new European configuration that we cannot attend as witnesses; we must therefore act as citizens’ representatives. The President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, recently presented the White Paper on the future of Europe. The Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities intends to analyze it and contribute… » read more

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Juliette Bidet Bourgain is a Chief Officer aboard Ro-Ro passenger ships. She studied at the French Merchant Navy School to get her Unlimited Master and Chief Engineer diplomas and at Le Havre University to get a Master in Law of the Sea and Port Activities. She sailed on different types of vessels including Container Ships… » read more

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