Tuesday 24 March 2015, 14:00-18:00
Brussels, at DG MARE, 99 rue Joseph II, Room J99 00/53
Around 25 invited participants:
During the implementation period of the Atlantic Action Plan, it is important to understand how the EU’s wider jobs, growth and sustainability objectives are evolving in the Atlantic area, to assess how the Action Plan's implementation is contributing to these objectives and to take into account any lessons learned in this process.
The monitoring of the Atlantic area has been announced and preliminary defined in the Atlantic Action Plan adopted in May 2013. It was discussed during the Atlantic Leadership Group (ALG) meeting in Lisbon on 4 December 2013, during the informal Atlantic Strategy Group (ASG) meeting on 20 October 2014 in Brussels, and during the ASG meeting on 20 January 2015 in Porto.
As agreed previously with the ALG/ASG, the approach should be simple, practical and operational, and based on a limited set of indicators relevant for the maritime economy in the Atlantic area and for the monitoring of the implementation of the action plan. No new reporting requirements or obligations to Member States should be created, instead existing information should be used.
The monitoring should feed the midterm review of the implementation (before the end of 2017) and the final evaluation of the Action Plan.
Phone: +32 2 299 85 56