MSFD/CFP post-2020 joint NGO workshop

A two day workshop with both present and online participation of NGOs. The general aim was to jointly discuss the two different frameworks/policies because although they are different, the questions about their future are similar and as CCBs focus is to bring them closer together and there are broad strategic decisions that should be discussed together. The meeting gathered experts working separately on the MSFD and CFP to encourage cross-fertilization.

CCB was part of the preparation organized by sister organisation Seas At Risk. CCB held a presentation as a frame of setting GES as the main objective front and center as well as the regionalisation of both CFP and MSFD. CCB presentation here: CCB about CFP vs MSFD shared future

Program:

Tuesday 1st October, 9.30am – 5.30pm, Mundo-b building Brussels

9.30-9.45am: Welcome, rounds of introduction and expectations for the day

9.45-11am: Legal context and options (presentations by ClientEarth)

11-11.15am: Coffee break 

11:15-12:30pm: CFP – reflecting on past implementation (what has worked, what hasn’t worked) and sharing views on future developments (including reform)

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch

1.30-2.30pm: MSFD – reflecting on past implementation (what has worked, what hasn’t worked) and sharing views on future developments

2.30-3.30pm: Bringing MSFD/CFP together: should GES be the overarching objectives for all ocean policies? How do we make this a reality in the coming years? (presentation from Coalition Clean Baltic)

3.30-4pm: Coffee break

4-5pm: Continued discussions

5-5.30: closing of Day 1 + preparation for Day 2

End of Day 1 – Drinks + Dinner

Wednesday 2nd October, 9am – 3pm, Mundo-b (Conference Room)

9am-12.30pm: Break-out groups

MSFD:

  • What are members’ plans for the coming 2 years on MSFD?
  • What should be the focus of SAR’s work? How can we best support members?

CFP:

  • What are members’ plans for the coming 2 years on CFP?
  • What should be the focus of SAR’s work? How can we best support members?

Joint coffee break in conference room 10:30-11:00

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch

1.30-3pm: Closing session

  • Communication activities for the next 18 months: what is our message to the general public?
  • Next steps and closing

End of Day 2