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The role of science in strengthening an integrated policy approach for our seas and oceans
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Location: Brussels, Belgium

The European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) are organizing a workshop on the role of science in strengthening an integrated policy approach to our seas and oceans. The workshop will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 14 November 2017, and will be hosted by the office of Mr Ricardo Serrao Santos, member of the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries.

The workshop will bring together selected scientists, policy-makers and representatives of governments and civil society at the EU, national and sub-national level. In the workshop, participants will be challenged to engage in group work on three main topics:

How diverse are knowledge transfer and dialogue platforms and interfaces in Europe? What are the most effective and useful science-policy-society cooperation mechanisms and structures (especially on marine and coastal issues)? How could they be improved?

Does Europe need a common scientific agenda on marine and coastal affairs? If so, how should this agenda be formulated? Which stakeholders should have a seat at the table?

What changes should be introduced in education to be able to have scientists and professionals in the future with an integrated and ecosystem-based approach to and vision of marine and coastal management?

he programme will be dedicated to cooperation and knowledge exchange through an interactive set-up. Consequently, at this workshop participants will not just attend the event, but first and foremost they will be expert participants sharing their perspectives, ideas and knowledge. Furthermore, Chatham House rules will apply so participants can address the challenges in an in?depth and constructive way.

Documents for The role of science in strengthening an integrated policy approach for our seas and oceans:

Draft programme

View online here.