Sustainable development of the blue economy of the Black Sea - Enhancing marine and maritime cooperation
Date: 30/01/2014, 08.45 – 17.15
Location: Bucharest, Romania
The Black Sea basin faces numerous challenges of marine and maritime nature. There is a need of an enhanced cooperation across all coastal states to ensure growth and sustainable development of the blue economy taking into account existing commitments for protection of the environment.
The Black Sea Stakeholders conference was called to give visibility to the concrete work carried out in the Black Sea showing the benefit of regional cooperation. The conference came to encourage a dialogue at more technical level in specific fields of the maritime domain such as maritime clusters, environmental protection, fisheries management and aquaculture. It sought to stimulate cross-sectorial initiatives which are mutually beneficial to the littoral states concerned.
- Programme [226 KB] All available translations.
- Background document [860 KB] All available translations.
- List of participants [158 KB]
- Press release [361 KB] All available translations.
- Conference proceedings - summary [270 KB] All available translations.
- Conference proceedings - minutes [843 KB] All available translations.
Following the opening remarks of the key-note speakers, the conference moved on to discuss:
- Panel 1: Partnership in the region
- Panel 2: Blue Growth: the Integrated Maritime Policy
- Panel 3: Promoting sustainable sea food production and consumption
- Panel 4: Preserving the marine environment of the Black Sea
- Panel 5: Fostering the Black Sea economy through cross-border projects and maritime clusters
- Panel 2 - Pariat [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 3 - Prof Öztürk [4 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 3 - Srour [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 3 - Vialova [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 4 - Di Pietrantonio [323 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 4 - Januszewski [295 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 4 - Luybcheva [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Bustinduy Navas [578 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Dimitrova [571 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Hertzog [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Périssé [751 KB] All available translations.
Maritime surveillance: Joining forces with Member States for safer seas and oceans
The European Commission today took a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas. By bringing together surveillance data from civil and military authorities like coast guards, navies, traffic monitoring, environmental and pollution monitoring, fisheries and border control, duplication of work can be avoided and savings of up to €400 million per year can be made.
- 08/07/2014 - Questions and answers on the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) and its contribution to maritime security
Call for experts: structured dialogue under ESI Funds (deadline 05/08)
The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the recently established structured dialogue group of experts on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Among others areas, this is particularly relevant for the Common Fisheries Policy and the Integrated Maritime Policy, through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).