We’re all connected to the ocean, and together we can make a difference. As partners in the ProBleu project, we’re encouraging schools to join the innovative Network of European Blue Schools and join a community of like-minded educators engaging students in understanding themselves as marine citizens. If your project needs funding to set sail, ProBleu can help!

ProBleu funding empowers schools to lead in educating kids about protecting our oceans and freshwater. Over three years, ProBleu will support a minimum of 100 schools with exciting projects, offering up to €10 000 for initiatives lasting up to a year. Let’s work together for a greener, bluer future!

ocean curriculum learning on a virtual experience tour

You can apply for a grant of up to €10 000 for your school, to cover your costs of implementing curriculum-linked lessons or school projects, and becoming a European Blue School.

All projects on topics relating to the objectives of the MissionStarfish 2030 will be considered. For example microplastics, pollution, or aquatic ecosystems and their protection or regeneration.

The grant can be spent on activities like:

  • Citizen Science data collection & research based activities
  • School trips, workshops, conferences & events
  • Teaching unit development, practical exercises & equipment
  • Expert sub-contracting
  • Creative performances & exhibitions
  • Competitions
  • Collaboration meetings

So the world could be your teaching oyster!


Current round of funding

Funding call 2 is now closed and you cannot submit an application. Funding call 3 will open in September 2024 for approximately 6 weeks.

To find out more about applying or read about example project ideas, visit the project’s website below:



For more information please contact our Schools officer Jessica.Briggs@oceanconservationtrust.org and she will be happy to talk all things ProBleu.