The PAP/RAC National Focal Points meeting was held at the PAP/RAC premises in Split, on May 14. The meeting was attended by representatives of the following Contracting Parties: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. In addition, a representative of the EC, the experts from France, Greece, Italy and Spain, as well as PAP/RAC representatives attended the meeting.
The objective of the meeting was to present and discuss the status of implementation of PAP/RAC activities, including the Mid-term evaluation of the Action Plan for the implementation of the ICZM Protocol (2012-2019) and the Assessment of CAMP projects, the Reporting Format on the ICZM Protocol, the Workplan for 2016-2017 within the 6-year strategic planning of MAP and the PAP/RAC-related decisions to be submitted to COP 19. In addition, two pilot projects were presented and discussed, namely: a pilot project on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Mediterranean implemented by Greece and the EcAp pilot project: Candidate common indicator on “Land-use change” in the Adriatic.
The session went in a positive and friendly atmosphere, and valuable and constructive comments were made by the participants. According to the reactions from the participants, the PAP/RAC organisation of the meeting was excellent. The report of the meeting will be available soon.