12 Aug 2021
CLAIM and the National Museum of Natural History are participating in the European Maritime Day in My Country
The team of CLAIM is very happy to announce its participation in the European Maritime Day in My Country (EMD) with the exhibition titled “Plasticdemia: Seas and oceans also need a vaccine”. The project is collaborating with the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, Bulgaria, which displays the exhibition from June to December 2021.
EMD In My Country is a major component of the growing wave of ocean awareness and activism since 2018 when the first set of events was held. The activities conducted under its name have grown in popularity, gathering over 25.000 participants each year.
Local activities such as beach cleanups, guided tours of ports, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions on maritime themes, ocean literacy actions, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage, boat excursions, visits to maritime museums, ships, aquaria, shipyards etc. aim to a wide audience across Europe, with a “fun and game” component directly appealing to a younger public.
As the COVID-19 crisis is not yet over, EMD In My Country 2021 includes 232 virtual and, where possible, physical and hybrid events, organised in 25 countries (21 EU and 4 non-EU countries), covering all the sea basins of the EU making an absolute record in the history of European Maritime Day!
In parallel with the EMD Conference in Den Helder (20-21 May 2021) EMD In My Country 2021 events will take place all over Europe from April to October 2021. Moreover, the Plasticdemia exhibition will continue all the way until the end of the year. Everybody is welcome to see the exhibition, where the current innovative technologies of CLAIM for waste management and reduction of plastic pollution are presented. In addition, people can get familiar with recommendations and best practices, to reduce the use of disposable plastic, which they can apply into their daily routines.