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IMP-MED project: report on the second Regional Meeting and third Technical Workshop, Valetta, Malta

(08/06/2012) The Second Regional Meeting and the Third Technical Workshop of the IMP-MED project which is providing technical assistance for an integrated approach to maritime affairs in the Southern European Neighbourhood Policy countries took place from 30 May to 1 June 2012 in Valetta, Malta.

The meetings were well attended by all partner countries as well as by several Mediterranean Member States (Cyprus, France, Italy, Malta and Spain) and some relevant international and/or regional organisations (European Investment Bank, Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC)).

The main objective of the Regional Meeting was to:

  • take stock of the progress of the IMP-MED project to date
  • discuss further possible actions until its end date (November 2012), as well as activities which could be follow after the end of the contract
  • present the suggestions of the feasibility study on Mediterranean Sea Maritime Development and Cooperation, jointly done by EIB, IMO and the European Commission; these provided additional ideas for cooperation initiatives and actions in the Mediterranean (e.g. the investment angle) both within and outside the IMP-MED project.

The Regional Meeting was followed by a Technical Workshop whose main aim was to further raise the awareness in the partner countries and deepen their knowledge of two additional topics falling within the Integrated Maritime Policy: marine and maritime research, as well as cruise, marine and maritime tourism.

Additional Information

See also: Project’s website