Maritime Forum

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Round table "Future directions for the EU's Integrated Maritime Policy" (1.8)

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

    Key progress has been made on the basis of the Maritime Policy Blue Paper and Action Plan. With the arrival of a new Commission and a new Parliament, and following the progress report to the European Council of 15 October 2009, it is time to move to the next stage of implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy, taking into account the need for a renewed focus on sustainable growth of coastal regions and maritime sectors. The economic crisis has created both new challenges and new opportunities for re-thinking current models of marine and coastal development and resource use. Can we use this moment to encourage sustainable development and obtain new economic benefits? The workshop will flesh out maritime stakeholders' new ideas for future work under the IMP with sustainability as its focus.


    P R O G R A M M E

    Thursday, 20 16:45-18:30

    Room: Teatro Sala Casona (Laboral)     


    CHAIR: Niko Wijnolst, Chairman of the European Network of Maritime Clusters      

    Pierpaolo Compostrini, Chairman of the Venice Platform and Director of CORILA   

    Lars Horn, Chairman of the Marine Board   

    Gilles Asenjo, President of the Surfrider Foundation Europe   

    Monica Verbeek, Executive Director, Seas at risk    

    Reinhard Lüken, Secretary General of the Community of European Shipyards Associations (CESA)      

    Ralph Piotrowski, Ecologic Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Leader of the CALAMAR project on the transatlantic stakeholder dialogue on marine governance



     (Lead: Steering Group of the Platform of Maritime Stakeholders)