As part of the Atlantic Action Plan, the European Commission invited stakeholders from throughout Europe to participate in the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference. Participants came together to share their practical knowledge and ideas about a host of ocean issues including tourism, environment, science and technology and the Blue Economy.
|Ana Noronha speaks on Ocean Literacy in Europe at the ASPC.|
Ciência Viva, SFS partner and Area Leader for Portugal, was present at the event and disseminated the SFS project, following the project objective of involving the stakeholders from the private sector, Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s), policy makers, and the wider public in the Blue Society vision. The SFS project brochure was widely distributed to the Conference participants and the project was informally presented to those present.
Additionally, Ana Noronha from Ciência Viva, participated as a speaker in the parallel session, “Ocean Literacy in Europe: recent developments and key challenges”, that discussed means of increasing knowledge and awareness among Europeans on the importance of the sea to their present and future wellbeing.
The Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference is planned be an annual event and will be the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to meet, greet, seek ways of cooperation, share information and secure funding, for example, with the help of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan.
|Programme available here.|