Atlantic Forum workshop - Cork

Research and innovation, ports and overview of the Action Plan

Date: 4-5 March 2013

Place: Devere Hall, University College, Cork, Ireland

DRAFT PROGRAMME

DAY 1:Monday 4 March 2013
09:00-09:30Registration of participants
09:30-10:30Opening session
 
  • Outline of the event and agenda by Ms Ciara Delaney, Integrated Maritime Affairs Attaché at the Irish Permanent Representation to the EU
  • Welcome Dr Michael Murphy, President of the University College Cork (UCC)
  • Opening by Mr Simon Coveney, Irish Minister for the Marine
  • Ms Lowri Evans, Director General of the European Commission's DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Keynote address by Mr Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute, (Research and Innovation Powering the Atlantic Action Plan pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations.)
10:30-11:00Coffee
11:00-12:45Workshop Research and Innovation driving the Atlantic Strategy

Moderator: Geoffrey O’Sullivan, Senior Policy Advisor, Marine Institute, Ireland

Rapporteur: Jeremy Gault, Director, CMRC-UCC, Ireland

 Socially Inclusive Growth
 Reducing Europe’s carbon footprint
12:45-14:15Lunch
14:15-15:30Workshops in parallel sessions
 

Workshop 1: Research and Innovation driving the Atlantic Strategy

Rapporteur: Koen Verbruggen, Director, Geological Survey of Ireland

 Sustainable Exploitation of the Atlantic’s seafloor natural resources
Implementing the ecosystem approach
 

Workshop 2: Atlantic Ports, TEN-T network, connectivity and opportunities for international and intra-Community trade

Moderator: Yvonne Shields, Chief Executive Irish Lights, IE, (Debriefing pdf - 105 KB [105 KB] All available translations.)

 
15:30-16:00Coffee
16:00-17:00Workshops in parallel sessions
 

Workshop 1: Research and Innovation driving the Atlantic Strategy

Rapporteur: Ned Dwyer, CMRC-UCC, Ireland

 Responding to threats and emergencies
17:00-17:45Closing session
 
17:45-18:00Presentation on the project “Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic – TPEA"– Stephen Jay, University of Liverpool
 Cocktail reception attended by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Buttimer
DAY 2: Tuesday 5 March 2013
09:00-09:30Registration of participants
09:30-10:45Opening Session and Atlantic Action Plan
 
  • Opening by Seán Sherlock TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Innovation at the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation
  • UCC representative: Dr Anita Maguire, VP Research and Innovation
  • Ms Sieglinde GRUBER, Head of Unit, DG RTD
 The Atlantic Action Plan
 
10:45-11:15Coffee
11:15-12:15Implementation of the Action Plan

Moderator: Matthew King, Head of Unit, DG MARE

 
12:15-13:45Lunch
13:45-14:00

Keynote Address: The international Dimension, Ms Sieglinde GRUBER, Head of Unit, DG RTD

14:00-15:00

Funding the Action Plan

Moderator: Robert Collins, Head of Office, Irish Regions Brussels Office

14:45-15:00
15:00-15:30Coffee
15:30-16:45
  • Response to the draft Action Plan by Luis Pariza representing the Economic and Social Committee
  • Response to the draft Action Plan by Paul O’Donoghue, Member of the Committee of the Regions
  • Response to the draft Action Plan by Francis Jacobs, representing the Head of European Parliament Office in Dublin
  • Member State support – national representatives PT, ES, FR, UK, IE
16:45-17:00Closing by Mr Philip Hamell, Assistant Secretary, Dept of An Taoiseach (Prime Minister’s Office)
17:00Cocktail Reception hosted by the South West Regional Authority of Ireland

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