Final conference: Transatlantic MPA Network


MPA Project | Brussels | Centre de Conferences Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart, 1040, 30 – 31 January 2018.

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Morning session: Joint Intertwinning Meeting (twinning partners only)
09:00 Registration of twinning project partners
09:30 Transatlantic MPA Partnership – Joint inter-twinning meeting

  • Lessons learnt
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 (continued) Transatlantic MPA Partnership – Joint inter twinning meeting

  • Lessons learnt
  • Expectations and way forward
12:30 Lunch
Afternoon session: Plenary conference
13:30 Registration of participants
14:00 Opening session

European Commission – Welcoming remarks from the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

  • Ms Hilde Hardeman, Director and Head of Service, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

European Parliament

  • MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos, Member of the Committee on Fisheries

European External Action Service

  • Mr Marc Giacomini, Deputy Managing Director, Human Rights, Global & Multilateral Issues Managing Directorate

European Commission

  • Mr Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director for Natural Capital, Directorate General for Environment
  • Mr Ramon Van Barneveld, International Relations Officer, Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Transatlantic MPA project team

  • Ms Purificació Canals, Team Leader

Video projection

15:30 Coffee break
15:50 Results of Scoping study and mapping

Jean-Jacques Goussard, Senior expert

17:00 Discussion with participants
18:00 Cocktail

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Plenary conference (continued)
09:00 Networks twinning
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Resilience twinning
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Marine mammals twinning
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Twinning projects integration and Call for Joint Action by MPA networks
16:30 Recommendations and way forward
17:30 Closing remarks (conference ends 18:00)