ECAN Manifesto

A common manifesto

A joint Manifesto of the various european collectives gathered on March 9 and 10, 2024 in Marseille, was made public on this occasion, the participating organizations calling for “political actions which tend to eliminate cruise activity, to promote less polluting economic alternatives in the affected territories, to better environmental regulation of the maritime sector as well as general awareness of the population.”

The meeting in Marseille also marks the expansion of the European Cruise Activist Network (ECAN), a coalition of anti-cruise movements founded in 2022 in Venice, by No Grandi Navi Venezia (Venice), Stop Croisières (Marseille), Comissió ciutat port València (Valencia), Plataforma contra els mega creuers Mallorca (Mallorca), Stop Creuers Barcelona (Barcelona), Stop Creuers Tarragona (Tarragona), Ecoloxistas en Acción Rías Baixas e Coruña (La Coruña) or Mar de Fábula (Galicia), joined by new collectives this weekend.

In this March 2024 movement, our Manifesto is evolving. Previously rather centered on the Mediterranean, these demands now open to Europe, thus including the ports mobilized on the Atlantic coast and the North Sea.

Download the ECAN (European Cruise Activist Network) Manifesto here in all the languages of the ports involved

18 collectives present on March 9 and 10, 2024 in Marseille

List of 18 collectives (8 french et 10 europeans) present on March 9 and10, 2024 in Marseille

  • France : Marseille, La Ciotat, Toulon, Le Havre, Douarnenez, Concarneau, Lorient, Menton
  • Spain: Valencia, Tarragona, Barcelona
  • Italy : Livorno, Trieste, La Spezia
  • Greece : Piraeus
  • England : Contested Ports
  • German : Kiel
  • The Netherlands : Rotterdam

Call for signature

Are you a European anti-cruise collective and would you like to join the ECAN (European Cruise Activist Network) coalition? You would like to be a signatory of the ECAN Manifesto, contact us!