Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


"Towards an integrated maritime policy approach in the EU: examples of best practices at local and regional level" (1.3)

Event date:
19/05/2010 - 14:30 to 18:30
Table of Contents

    An overview of local and regional best practice in the field of integrated maritime policy in terms of EU co-financed projects, with a focus on the following areas: marine environment; integrated coastal area management; spatial planning and transport; sustainable growth and jobs in fisheries and other sectors (including successful clusters); fostering technology innovations. Using this overview as a basis, we aim to formulate suggestions for future guidelines for maritime policy and funding in the EU from local and regional perspective.


    P R O G R A M M E

    Wednesday 19, 14:30-18:30

    Room: Sala 1 (Laboral)



    CHAIR: Michael Cohen, Committee of the Regions' rapporteur on Integrated Maritime Policy for the Mediterranean  

    Vicente Álvarez Areces, President of the Autonomous Community of Principality of Asturias 

    María Muñiz de Urquiza, Member of the European Parliament    

    Alejandro Abellán, Director General for coordination of internal market and other European policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain


    CHAIR: Ernesto Penas Lado, Director for Baltic Sea, North Sea and Landlocked Member States, Directorate General Maritime Policy and Fisheries, European Commission   

    Lenneke Joosen, Project Manager, Province of Zuid-Holland

    Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary of the Scottish Government  

    Kent Johansson, President, Regional development committee, Region Västra Götaland and Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions  

    Heinz Maurus, State Secretary of Europe and Federal Affairs of Land Schleswig-Holstein, Member of the Committee of the Regions, Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER commission) 



    (Lead: Committee of the Regions)