Second HELCOM Marine Protected Areas Management workshop

The workshop will take place on 9-12 September in the Archipelago house Varppi, Västerö, Maxmo, outside of Vaasa in Finland.

The purpose of the second HELCOM MPA managers workshop, is to pick up on the topics the managers themselves identified as most challenging in the 2018 workshop and which would, in turn, have the most added benefit from transboundary sharing of experiences and regional level support.
Based on this the second workshop will focus on stakeholder interaction within the MPA management process. It will also touch on other identified topics such as communication and awareness rising, e.g. how to communicate the value and importance of conservation and conservation objectives to a wide audience.

Final deadline for registration is 19 August 2019. To register, please contact the HELCOM Secretariat and also inform of any special requirements (e.g. diet). (

More info are available here.