Ispra (IT) - 09/03/09 - 12/03/09
GMES Africa: Kick-off workshop
The Kick-off workshop of the drafting exercise for the "GMES Africa Action Plan" will be hosted on the JRC-Ispra site from 9 to 12 March 2009. The Plan aims at jointly defining with the African stakeholders the strategy and the priorities for the next 10 years to provide, on a sustained basis, reliable and timely Earth observation-based information services related to environmental and security issues in support to policy makers’ needs.
The workshop is organized under the auspices of the EU-Africa partnership n° 8 ("Science, Information Society and Space"). It will be attended by many African decision-makers, as well as by African and European experts and by colleagues of the other Commision services involved in the "Space" part of the above partnership. Due to the presence of important stakeholders, the workshop also offers a unique opportunity to present JRC activities in the relevant GMES working areas. For this reason, the agenda includes two half-day sessions (10/03 p.m. and 11.03 a.m.) as "JRC Information Day".