The European Maritime Day was established by the European Union and is celebrated every year in May, in order to emphasize the vital role of the sea in the lives of citizens and to raise visibility of maritime sectors.
The main event is the European Maritime Day Conference, held in a different region each year. This platform welcomes Europe's growing maritime community, with industry professionals from across the EU joining policymaker to discuss, debate and exchange best practises. Participants come from ports, shipping industries, clusters, environmental associations, trade unions, scientific and research institutions, education, and local, regional, national and European authorities, amongst others.
Every year, events take place in a different city - port of the European Union and Piraeus were the honored city for 2015. With more than 100 thematic actions in 65 places in the city and 70 participants, the citizens of Piraeus, guests and tourists had the opportunity to see through many activities the city and well know attractions.
In the context of European Maritime Day celebration, some events took place in Marina Zea, such as:
• Remote control yacht racing (modelism)
• Yoga Training
• Marine water purification Simulation
• Yacht beauty contest
• Underwater works demonstration
• Swimming games - revival of the first modern Olympic Games
For more information concerning EMD please see here