Join the Network of European Blue Schools

The Network of European Blue Schools (NEBS) is an initiative of the European Commission, supported by DG MARE, and was developed by the EU4Ocean Coalition partners. For the past three years, EMSEA has successfully grown the Network by collaborating with formal and non-formal education providers, supporting teachers and students in developing blue projects, reviewing applications, and issuing Network Certificates.

Kindergartens, primary, lower and upper secondary, technical, and vocational schools are invited to take up the FIND THE BLUE challenge - identify an ocean-based topic relevant to their students, and encourage them to create and conduct a school project to better understand the topic. Its primary aim is to address ocean awareness, by linking the ocean to the existing subjects taught in classrooms to motivate pupils to translate their new knowledge into concrete actions with other schools or with their local communities. The project address issues such as ocean conservation and protection, environmental and marine sustainability, ocean science and technology, and the blue economy.

How to become a European Blue School?

Apply with the description of the project conducted by students at your school. Every project that a school submits to become a European Blue School has to meet the following five mandatory criteria:

  1. Develop a project with interlinked activities
  2. Produce a clear output
  3. Involve all students
  4. Collaborate with a local partner
  5. Communicate project results

The submissions to join the Network of European Blue Schools in the Spring semester of 2023 are now open. 

Fill out the form to apply. 

The application deadline is May 15th, 2023.

Visit the Network of European Blue Schools website to learn more.