Best Practice workshop on Common Fisheries Policy Reform 16.12.2009


Best Practice workshop on

Common Fisheries Policy Reform

Draft Programme

Location: MDM Hotel, Plac Konstytucji 1, Warszawa

Date: 16 December 2009.


Meeting Objectives:


  1. To provide successful ideas and methods for how to create change in fisheries policy by working in collaboration with others.
  2. To provide strategies to influence the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) on national and EU level
  3. To enable the creation of national collaborative platforms to coordinate and strengthen efforts on CFP reform




09.00   Introduction Niki Sporrong, Director, The Fisheries Secretariat (FISH)


09.15   Round of introductions and update on current NGO activities - short presentations


Part 1: Best Practice Case Study – Influencing policy through NGO coalition work


09:45   Shark Alliance: A Case Study – Uta Bellion, Director, European Marine Programme, Pew Environment Group and European coordinator of the Shark Alliance.


10.30   Q & A


10:45   Coffee/Tea


Part 2: Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and opportunities for collaboration


11:00   CFP Reform and the OCEAN2012 view Niki Sporrong, Director, FISH and Steering Group member of OCEAN2012


11.45   Q & A


12.30   Lunch


13.30   The Regionalization of the CFP – Stephanie Schmidt, Desk Officer Baltic, DG MARE, European Commission – TBC


14:15   Questions and discussion about possible regional management structures


15:00   Coffee/Tea


15:15   Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy – what role can we play? Domitilla Senni, Advocacy and Outreach Adviser to the European Marine Programme, Pew Environment Group, and Christian Tsangarides, Policy Officer, FISH

-          How to work with the CFP reform

-          Possibilities to form national platforms


16:30   Conclusions and closing remarks



The meeting will take place at the MDM Hotel on Plac Konstytucji 1, in Warsaw Central. It is within walking distance to the historical Old Town (20 min walk) and to the Lazienki Palace and Garden Complex (10 min walk). All museums and historical sites are near the hotel.


MDM Hotel Warsaw

Plac Konstytucji 1

00-647 Warszawa, Poland

+48 +48 22 339 16 00


Travel directions:

The hotel is located 7 km (20 min) from the airport. A taxi from the airport to the hotel costs approximately 55 PLN (€16).


The hotel is located only 1km from the Warsaw Central train station. The closest metro station stop, ‘Politechnika’, is located only 100m from the hotel.