EuroMarine 2017 General AssemblyInternal

Activity Overview

Type: EuroMarine General Assembly meeting
Start Date: February 7, 2017
End Date: February 8, 2017
Venue: CLORA, Brussels (Belgium)
Contact: EuroMarine Secretariat
E-mail: secretariat [at] euromarinenetwork.eu
Decision Body: EuroMarine Steering Committee

Early registration deadline: November 30, 2016
Application/registration deadline: December 31, 2016

Overview

The EuroMarine General Assembly (GA) meeting will take place in Brussels, Belgium, 7-8 February 2017. It will be hosted by CLORA, Avenue des Arts, 8, 1210 Bruxelles.

It will be followed:

The EuroMarine Chairs and Steering Committee strongly encourage GA representatives and other participants in EuroMarine GA meeting to also participate in the EU Parliament event.

Registration

The initial registration deadline of 30 Nov. 2016 (based on which rooms have been chosen for the GA meeting and EU Parliament event) has been extended. Additional prospective participants are invited to register online by 31 December 2016.

The EU Parliament event is open to anyone interested and GA representatives are welcome to invite external participants to attend it (providing them with the relevant registration link).

The meeting room this year has a maximum capacity of 80 participants. GA representatives and representative of prospective new EuroMarine Member Organisations have priority for the GA meeting. The GA meeting is open to any other interested individuals or organisation (whose registration will be confirmed closer to the meeting, within room capacity limits).

Call for candidates and election of three new Steering Committee (SC) members

Three new SC members will be elected during the GA meeting (as prescribed by SC renewal rules). The call for candidates opens on 9 December 2016 and closes on 22 January 2017. While their term officially starts in July 2017, the three new SC members will be invited (if present) to attend the SC meeting that will be held on 09 Feb. morning after the GA meeting, and to participate in any online SC meeting or email exchanges prior to the official start of their term.

Programme

A provisional programme is available in the attached booklet. The overall structure of the meeting is as follows:

  • Tue 7 Feb. (registration: 08:30 - meeting: 09:00-19:00 - onsite lunch): GA meeting (reporting, presentation of outcome of selected EuroMarine activities, discussion, poster session)
  • Wed. 8 Feb. (morning, 9:00-12:15 followed by onsite lunch): GA meeting (formal business / decision-making session)
  • Wed 8. Feb. (afternoon, 15:00-18:00 with security control at 14:00): EuroMarine Event at the EU Parliament.

Practical information

GA (and SC) meeting venue: CLORA, Avenue des Arts, 8, 1210 Bruxelles.
This is central Bruxelles, and close to the EU Parliament where the EuroMarine event will take place on 8 Feb. PM.

Hotels: As most participants know Brussels and as hotel prices vary significantly in time, we did not assemble a list of hotels for the 2017 GA meeting.
CLORA often recommends Hotel One or Hôtel du Congrès to their visitors; both are close to CLORA.

 

EuroMarine General Assembly Representatives outside the CLORA offices in Brussels, Belgium at the 3rd EuroMarine General Assembly

 

Overview

The EuroMarine General Assembly (GA) meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium, 7-8 February 2017. It was attended by 64 participants from 16 countries.

It was followed:

Election of three new Steering Committee (SC) members

Three new SC members were elected during the GA meeting (as prescribed by SC renewal rules):

  • DE PASCALE Donatella (CNR, Italy)
  • GARCIA SOTO Carlos (IEO, Spain)
  • RAMŠAK Andreja (NIB, Slovenia)

Programme

A programme is available in the attached booklet

The introductory, activity, strategy and flash talk presentations can be downloaded below.

More information on the successful "Blue Science for Blue Growth" event at the European Parliament can be found at: www.euromarinenetwork.eu/BSBG.

Minutes

Draft minutes were circulated to representatives of Full Members on 21 March 2017. The final minutes were sent to representatives of all Members on 7 April 2017 and are attached to the present webpage. ((Please note that this document is only visible and accessible to EuroMarine members with a EuroMarine user account, once logged-in.)