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1 H2OH2O Preliminary Meeting Vallo (SA), October 7-8, 2006 Anne Storz, General Coordinator

2 H2OH2O OUTLINE MEDOCC Program Partners’ Presentation Outputs and Deliverables Work plan and Calendar Financial issues - general project management Publicity and information Internal code

3 H2OH2O PROGRAMME MEDOCC The Community initiative INTERREG III is one of the Community Regional Policy tools. Interreg III B MEDOCC is part of Strand B of the Interreg Community Initiative Program, referring to Transnational Cooperation. The primary objective of the Program is to increase the territorial competitiveness of Southern Europe in order to create an economic integration zone of world-wide importance 4 Priorities: Priority 1: Structuring and Integration between both coasts of the Mediterranean Priority 2: Strategies of territorial development and urban systems Priority 3: Development of effective and sustainable transport systems Priority 4: Encouraging environmental protection, management of cultural heritage and natural resources

4 H2OH2O PROGRAMME MEDOCC Measure 4.3: Environmental protection, prevention and management of natural risks Specific Objectives - Optimization of forecasting and prevention systems for natural risks - Higher population awareness on the perception of risk - Creation of instruments for the territory planning and control 4th call of proposal : 33 approved projects (10 – 11 may 2006) AXE 4 / MESURE 3 GRINMED H 2 O MEDACHTU MYTIMED

5 H2OH2O PROGRAMME MEDOCC -Comité de Programmation Decision (Malta, May 10 – 11, 2006) -Communication of Project Approval (May 15, 2006) - Signature of the Agreement AUG/CdF (September 2006) - Kick-off meeting, approval of Internal Code of the Comité de pilotage, setting the work plan - Accomplishment of the activities in the project


7 H2OH2O OBJECTIVES Core of the project Raising awareness of people and operators of the sector so that attitudes may be changed, sustainable fishing and consumption patterns are supported; make fishermen and citizens sensitive to the issue and encourage regional policies contributing to sustainable fishing. Long-term and successful solutions to protect marine ecosystems are just impossible if all relevant actors are not involved. General awareness involving local policy makers, researchers, fishermen, enterprisers of the sector and citizens; agree and carry out common actions to obtain effective and real results.

8 H2OH2O Preliminary Meeting Transnational monitoring network Exchange of Experiences Professional Training A new professional figure: Responsible Fisheries Manager – RFM Dissemination Final Conference OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

9 H2OH2O Working group 1: transnational monitoring network Creation of an European network of universities and research centers cooperating with partner public boards of the project; they monitor the mutual relationship between fishery and climate change in the partner regions during the entire project. In particular, they highlight how specific fish species vary locally as a consequence of warming. It is of great help to learn how life of fish species change, how their distribution vary because of climate change. Collection of a data bank of the Mediterranean area OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

10 H2OH2O Working group 1: transnational monitoring network The main objective is: To reflect on the mutual interference climate change- fishery in the entire Mediterranean area To highlight possible development scenarios so as to reduce climate change-induced threats A study on the current situation in the Mediterranean Sea is also to be produced; thanks to international researches, possible alternative development is also to be indicated along with teaching for the entire Mediterranean area. The working group 1 meets 3 times: Sardinia (Italy), Andalusia (Spain), and Patras (Greece) OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

11 H2OH2O Working group 2: Exchange of experiences: thematic workgroups addressed to politicians and private actors of the sector: anglers, small-handicraft and small enterprises of the sector Transnational Workgroup in Loulé – Portugal Transnational Workgroup in Catalonia – Spain Transnational Workgroup in Crotone - Italy Workgroups are of 3 days: one and a half day for the topics of the project, particularly the vocational mode RFM; half day to meet the anglers, chambers of commerce, and local actors of the sector (dialogue platform) OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

12 H2OH2O Professional Training: – a new professional figure: Responsible Fisheries Manager – RFM The project envisages a short-term vocational mode for anglers to train a new professional figure: RFM. This recalls the Energy Manager, which is acknowledged at international level and is in charge for rationale energy consumption of firms, at present for public boards as well. According to the project, there is a new professional figure and a related training course. Such a job may be an example in the partners’ countries and Europe wide. The training mode will be edited in Cd-DVD. Paper publishing is also foreseen

13 H2OH2O OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES Deliverables : WEB SITE Editing of the study on the Mediterranean and of the data bank Paper publishing of the training mode; production of relevant CD-DVD Final Conference to present achievements – Greece May 2008

14 H2OH2O WORK PLAN Calendar of Activities: - to fix after the 1st meeting – Transnational opening meeting – Province of Salerno (Oct 2006) Meeting of Working Group 1 – Sardinia, Nov. 2006 Meeting of Working Group 2 – Loulé, January 2007 Meeting of Working Group 2 – Catalonia, May 2007 Meeting of Working Group 1 – Andalusia, July 2007 Meeting of Working Group 1 – Patras, October 2007 Meeting of Working Group 2 – Crotone, February 2008 Final Conference - Greece, May 2008 Compulsory End of the project – June 2008 !

15 H2OH2O WORK PLAN – Next steps Identification of the comité de pilotage Identification of delegations: P 26 fiche projet Each partner selects members from its delegation: who is going to attend the work group 1 and who the work group 2 Scientific Work Group (group 1) : - partner IMC suggests a frame time for the next WG of group 1 (possibly in November 2006) and organizes the WG -The Lead Partner and the partner IMC writes down the agenda of the next WG and advise partners accordingly so that pertaining material can be easily prepared - partner Université de la Mer advances a work methodology for the first WG in order to implement the study as planned – see p 24 fiche projet) -partner University of Patras advances a work methodology to create the observation network, which is to collect data and indicators and to complete a data bank – see p24 fiche projet -

16 H2OH2O WORK PLAN – Next steps Socio-political Work Group (Group 2) : Partner Camara Municipal de Loulé determines the frame time of the first WG of Group 2 The Lead Partner, through the comité de support (Coordination Committee), and the partner Camara Municipal de Loulé advance the agenda of the first WG of group 2 Dissemination - design of web site - each partner sets a communication strategy with local, general and specialized press of the territory to acknowledge for the project

17 H2OH2O Publicity and information Council Regulation (EC) N°1260/1999 of June 1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds, (Article 46) Regulation (EC) N° 1159/2000 In order to increase the visibility of EU structural policies, the Commission has adopted the Regulations N° 1159/2000 of May 2000 relating to publicity and information activities

18 H2OH2O Publicity and information Regulation 1159/2000 - General principles Information and publicity about assistance from the Structural Funds is intended to increase public awareness and transparency regarding the activities of the European Union and create a coherent picture of the assistance concerned across all Member States.

19 H2OH2O Publicity and information Attention! Please remember that projects that are co- funded with Structural Funds are OBLIGED to honor information and publicity policy! These EC regulations state that communication is mandatory and strategic in every project. DO NOT NEGLET TO COMMUNICATE -Planning of communication activities -Insertion of the communication activities in the activity report delivered to the EC

20 H2OH2O Publicity and information Communication is crucial for the visibility of: - European Union - The program INTERREG III B MEDOCC - Our PROGETTO H2O and its co-funding! It is central to communicate our project so as to: -Demonstrate that it is valid and provides the territory with further value - trigger off a “multiplying” effect of similar actions - increase transparency in the use of public funds and to ensure people of a good use of European funds

21 H2OH2O Publicity and information What to communicate - Activities implemented - Achievements - Good practices identified … For all publicity material, websites or any other communication tools, it is obligatory to use the EU emblem and the Interreg III B Medocc program blockmark. Other logos used (those of partner institutions for instance) must be of the same size as the EU emblem and the program’s logo and not superior

22 H2OH2O Publicity and information Graphical Specifications: graphics1_fr.htm index_fr.htm


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