EATiP (European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform) is an international non-profit association dedicated to DEVELOPING, SUPPORTING and PROMOTING aquaculture and, especially and specifically, technology and innovation in aquaculture in Europe so as to:

  • Establish a strong relationship between aquaculture and the consumer
  • Assure a sustainable aquaculture industry
  • Consolidate the role of aquaculture in society

The related FP7 project AQUAINNOVA organises Thematic Workshops for multi-stakeholder consultation. The final stakeholder workshop will be organised in Brussels in June 2012 – and will cover the results, conclusions and recommendations of the work of the project, providing an integrated Vision Document, Strategic Research agenda and an associate Action Plan for implementation.


The European Fisheries Technology Platform provides a common European approach on Innovative Fisheries Technologies from research to production outlining the key issues for a strategic European innovation processes. It will provide a long-term vision for fisheries technology and R&D, formulating a commonly agreed roadmap for action (updating, assembling and completing existing knowledge and approaches) and providing a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA).

A focus on Aquaculture. Aquamedia's purpose is to tell the story of aquaculture in an open and transparent way to all those who are interested in what it does. Throughout Europe aquaculture is, quite properly, highly regulated by both national and European legislation. Furthermore, fish farmers also want the consumers of their fish to understand what they do, how they do it and to share the news, development and, in some cases, the problems, that exist.

WAVE (Working in Aquaculture-Validation of Experience) was a three-year project funded by the EU LEONARDO DA VINCI Programme. WAVE identified the skills and knowledge needed for work in the European Aquaculture sector (primary production only) using a competency based approach. WAVE is directly in line with EU vocational educational developments, and the changes in the offing as part of the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes

VALLA (Validation of all Lifelong Learning in Aquaculture) was a 2 year European project that demonstrated - using the aquaculture as a pilot - how to validate and recognize short-term sectoral training (including non-formal learning). VALLA provided an occupational map for the sector using a competence-based approach.

PROFET POLICY provides an opportunity for interested stakeholders in aquaculture and fisheries to become better informed on the European policies and research efforts that affect their sectors. The information is distributed via the project’s website that contains updated project information and summaries (Technical Leaflets) of EU-funded research projects per Thematic Area. For direct links to these innovative, interesting flipbooks please click below: