With the outbreak of the virus Covid-19 the Euro-Mediterranean area, as well as the rest of the world, has come to a standstill. In view of the uncertainty as to when the activities of the universities, local communities, businesses and transport will return to normal, we regret to inform you that OGS and EMUNI have decided to cancel the summer school on blue economy this year. Many of our ideas are saved for the 2021 edition. We invite you to reflect on how the region could secure a sustainable future of its marine and maritime activities. We hope that prospective participants will apply next year.