Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


"Maritime surveillance challenges to security in EU" (6.10)

Event date:
20/05/2010 - 16:45 to 18:30
Table of Contents

    European European seas are the scene of unlawful activities. Trafficking in narcotics and human beings thrives on organised crime and illegal immigration. Cross-border threats faced by Member States in the EU maritime domain require an improved trans-national and trans-sectoral approach. The workshop aims to stimulate debate among EU Member States’ authorities on different options for enhancing operations and law enforcement capabilities. This will help address many of the challenges and hence help maritime authorities perform their duties better. 

    P R O G R A M M E

    Thursday, 20 16:45- 18:30

    Room: Sala 1 (Laboral)


    CHAIR: Pia Ovelius, Director,Ministry of Defence, Sweden

    Santiago Macaron Perez, General, Head of The Fiscal and Borders Command Guardia Civil, Spanish Civil Guard, Ministry of Home Affairs   

    Victor Trufanov,  Vice-Admiral, Head of The Coast Guard,  Federal Police of Russia

    Raimondo Pollastrini, Vice-Admiral, Head of The Italian Coast Guard

    Ioannis Karageorgopoulos - Head of National Sea Borders Centre - Ministry of Citizens' Protection, Greece 

    Frank Goerke - Senior Chief Superintendent, Head of Federal Police - Department for maritime Security, Federal Police of Germany 

    Bartolome Bauzá - Deputy Commander Operation ATALANTA - EUNAVFOR European Union Naval Force      

    José Antonio Ruesta Botella, Rear-Admiral, ACOS Plans and Policy,  Spanish Navy Staff, Ministry of Defence



    (Lead: Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, D1 – European Commission)