First transnational thematic workshop,
activities & territorial integration across seas"
Liverpool launches new wave of ideas for Maritime
Some 80 participants crossed the seas from Ireland, the
Netherlands, Belgium, France & Germany to take part in this thematic
workshop organised by the NWE Programme secretariat on maritime cooperation. The
workshop was very productive with some fifteen project ideas emerging on a
variety of key issues…
|Port authorities, consultants, national
administrations were amongst the 80 participants.|
The main objective of this workshop was to
stimulate the development of several quality project proposals together with the
participants and to lay the ground for promising partnerships. Participants were
all key players in the different topics covered by the event.
The event started with a plenary
session where the basic principles of the NWE Programme were explained.
Following this, four expert guest speakers gave a presentation on the four main
topics of the event. (For further details on the different project ideas
download the summary
report . You can also download the guest speaker
presentations by clicking on the workshop of your choice.)
This was followed by four parallel subgroup sessions where
participants broke up into smaller groups to discuss and identify key areas
where transnational co-operation could make a significant contribution.
Following this first discussion each subgroup was asked to agree on a shortlist
of topics they wanted to further elaborate. During the second subgroup session
that followed the next day participants were asked to further elaborate on the
selected theme and to define objectives, measures and partners for possible
projects. Members of the Joint Technical Secretariat and the Programme Contact
Points from France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Ireland and Germany took
part in the subgroup moderation and were at hand to answer specific questions. A
spokesman from each subgroup was asked to report the results of this
second session to a final plenary round-up session.
||Participants post up key issues during one of the