Seminar "Getting started on the ground with Axis 4 of the European Fisheries Fund"
125 participants from 19 Member States participated in the seminar, which was held in Pärnu, Estonia, on 4-5 June 2009. The seminar was organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), in partnership with the Estonian Fisheries Administration.
The majority of participants were local actors (representatives of local groups and potential stakeholders of future local groups). Among the participants were also representatives of central and regional administrations of the different Member States. A large delegation of Commission officials was also present, as well as staff members of the newly established Support Unit for the European Fisheries Areas Network (FAR-NET).
The objective of the seminar was to provide guidance on the establishment of new local groups and to help to identify methods and practices that can be used by these groups. It also provided stakeholders with an insight into the day to day activities of a group. The seminar also enabled participants to explore possibilities of twinning and mentoring to transfer knowledge from experienced to less experienced groups.
|4 June 2009|
Chaired by Mr Toomas Kevvai, Deputy General Secretary for Rural Development and Fisheries Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Estonia
|Running an effective partnership|
"The role of the chair and of the other partners" [195 KB] ,
|10h45||"Mapping the state of play: challenges and needs"
"Coffee shop" session (discussion around small tables) facilitated by the FAR-NET experts
"Strengthening the composition and functions of thepartnership"
|The Reform of the CFP|
"Key proposals for a reform of the CFP"
Opening by Mr Ernesto Penas Lado, Director, DG MARE
"A reformed CFP in the context of integrated maritime policies: do we need a territorial pillar in the future?" [6 MB] (power point presentation ~ 5,5 Mb)
Debate introduced by Alberto Spagnolli, Head of Unit, DG MARE
|Exchanges, twinning and cooperation|
"Exchanges, twinning and cooperation, tools at the service of the local project".
|5 June 2009|
|Running the group, the day-to-day task of the team and manager|
"The day-to-day work of the group manager and team"
|Networking, a tool for strengthening fisheries areas|
|Closing of the seminar|
|15h30||Closing statement [14 KB]
Mr Stephanos Samaras, Head of Unit, DG MARE
|16h00||End of the seminar|