EU-funded SAFEMED IV project at the Mediterranean Coast Guard Functions Forum Secretariat Meeting
February 7, 2019
The EU funded SAFEMED IV project supported the organization and the hosting of the first Mediterranean Coast Guard Functions Forum Secretariat Meeting of 2019. The meeting was held on 29 January at EMSA premises, in Lisbon, Portugal.
The agenda included provisions for the following Secretariat Meetings, and the organisation of the Plenary Conference. The members of the secretariat agreed on the next Plenary Conference which will be hosted in Casablanca, Morocco, from 12 to 13 June 2019. The plenary will cover four key topics: immigration, illegal fishing, maritime surveillance and environmental pollution.
A second secretariat meeting will be held at EMSA premises on 2 April 2019 in order to further define the objective/s of the Forum and share views and opinions among the members of the secretariat.
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is implementing SAFEMED IV project for technical assistance bringing together national, European and international stakeholders with the aim to raise the safety, security and protection of marine environment standards in the Mediterranean sea, with a view to implement the maritime aspects of the UfM Regional Transport Action Plan 2014-2020.