Maritime Affairs

Atlantic Forum workshop - Cardiff

Atlantic Forum workshop - Cardiff

Atlantic Forum workshop - Cardiff

Blue Growth: "The Community Dimension"

Date: 24 January 2013

Place: Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom

  • Programme (PDF version)
  • Elaboration of the Atlantic Action Plan - Draft thematic report (The attached report produced by the consortium formed by COWI, Ernst & Young and BIOIS is in a DRAFT VERSION and has not been officially approved by the European Commission nor does it reflect the official position of the institution. This document is distributed for information purposes only).
  • Atlantic Forum - Vision paper (The attached document ('Vision Paper') is an internal working document prepared by the European Commission (DG MARE) and does not reflect the official position of the institution. It was prepared when the Atlantic Forum was set up. This document is distributed for information purposes only).
  • Video with the presentations

PROGRAMME

Thursday 24 January
09:00-09:30 Registration of participants
09:30-10:30

Opening Session

  • Alun Davies, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes for Wales
  • Lowri Evans, Director General of the European Commission's DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Sue Baxter, Deputy Director EU Programmes of the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
10:45-12.15 Workshops in parallel sessions (round 1)
 

Workshop 1: Smart Growth

Moderator: Nia Lewis; Welsh Government EU Office

  • The Welsh approach to developing the coastal tourism offer; Mr Gerwyn Evans (Head of Policy, Visit Wales)
  • Maria Vadillo (Conseil Régional de Bretagne) ( presentation )
  • Quality, innovation, and fighting seasonality in the tourism industry; Professor Calvin Jones (Professor of Economics, Cardiff University)
  • The role of culture, sport and heritage in boosting tourism and regeneration in coastal areas; João Zamith (Intercéltica)
  • Malcolm Bell (Head of Tourism, Visit cornwall)
 

Workshop 2: Sustainable Growth: the role of the seafood sector

Moderator: Matthew King, European Commission

 

Workshop 3: Inclusive Growth: demographic challenges in coastal communities

Moderator: Steve McGregor; Welsh Government EU Office

  • Maintaining coastal employment opportunities for young people; Cathal O'Mahoney, (research scientist at the Coastal Marine Research Centre at University College, Cork)
  • Approaches from the Baltic sea basin; Dr Merten Barnert, (Mecklenburg Vorpommern Brussels office) ( "Approaches from the Baltic Sea Region" )
  • Dr Cassandra Phoenix (the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School) ( "Growing Older in a Coastal Community: Implications for Health and Well-being" )
  • Maximising coastal communities' roles in policy-making; Rhona Fairgrieve (Scottish Coastal Partnerships)
12:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:15 Workshops in parallel sessions (round 2)
 

Workshop 1: Smart Growth

Moderator: Nia Lewis, Welsh Government EU Office

 

Workshop 2: Sustainable Growth: the role of the seafood sector

Moderator: Matthew King, European Commission

 

Workshop 3: Inclusive Growth: demographic challenges in coastal communities

Moderator: Steve McGregor, Welsh Government EU Office

  • Gerallt Llywelyn Jones (Menter Mon)
  • André Fernandes (Associação Naval Sarilhense) ( "Marine cultural traditions: Tagus boats" )
  • Maritime heritage and tourism: the Odyssea example; Jean-Pierre Martinetti, CECTD General Delegate – Odyssea Committee Member
  • Sergio Rodriguez Carbonell, SASEMAR
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:15

Closing session

  • Debriefing on the workshops
  • Conclusions
  • Closing remarks by:
    • Mr Vicente Rodriguez Saez, European Commission (DG Regional Policy)
    • Mr Derek Vaughan, Member of the European Parliament
    • Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, National Assembly for Wales
17:15 Network cocktail