Tentative Calendar of UNEP/MAP Meetings and Major International Events in 2020-2021 (As at 10 March 2020) [PDF]

UNEP/MAP Meetings and Major International Events are being affected by the measures taken to contain the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), especially up to May 2020. Known changes have been incorporated to the extent possible in this calendar

2020    
Date and place Meeting Organizers
10 March
Tunis, Tunisia
Steering Committee of the IMAP-MPA Project UNEP/MAP
10-13 March
Tunis, Tunisia
MedBycatch Project Scientific Committee Meeting (in coordination with GFCM, ACCOBAMS, IUCN- Med, BirdLife EU/CA and MEDASSET) SPA/RAC
12 March
Tunis, Tunisia
Steering Committee Meeting of the Species Project (with ACCOBAMS, IUCN-Med, BirdLife and MEDASSET) SPA/RAC
22-23 April
Teleconference (TBC)
89th Meeting of the Bureau Secretariat
28-30 April (POSTPONED)
Tirana, Albania
Sub-regional Workshop on the use of the RETOS™ for the assessment of the level of oil spill response planning and readiness management REMPEC
April (TBC)
Lebanon
National workshop for the adoption of the National Action Plan of Lebanon on sea turtles SPA/RAC
April (TBC)
Libya (TBC)
National workshop for the adoption of the National Action Plan of Libya on sea turtles SPA/RAC
April/May (TBC)
Marseille, France
1st Meeting of the MED 2050 Foresight Group Plan Bleu/RAC
4-8 May
Beirut, Lebanon
National Pilots related to the Better Management of Marine Litter from Sea-based Sources in Ports & Marinas for Lebanon REMPEC
13-14 May
Athens, Greece
21st Meeting of the MCSD Steering Committee Secretariat
May (TBC)
Tirana, Albania (TBC)
GEF Adriatic Project Steering Committee Meeting UNEP/MAP, SPA/RAC and PAP/RAC
May/June (TBC)
Cairo, Egypt
National Workshop on Ratification and Effective Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI for Egypt REMPEC
2-3 June
Vienna, Austria
SwitchMed II Steering Committee UNIDO with SwitchMed Partners
2-4 June
Valletta, Malta
Regional Workshop on the Ballast Water Management Convention REMPEC
8-12 June
Malaga, Spain (TBC)
MedProgramme Kick Off Meeting Secretariat
16-17 June
Brussels, Belgium
Last ENI SEIS II South Steering Committee EEA, UBA-Vienna, MED POL
16-18 June
Athens, Greece
16th Meeting of the Compliance Committee Secretariat
29 June
Tirana, Albania
National workshop on the Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention) for Albania REMPEC
June (TBC)
Marseille, France
Plenary discussion of MedECC SPM Plan Bleu/RAC, UNEP/MAP, UfM
June (TBC)
(TBC)
3rd Meeting of the Ad hoc Group of Experts for Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean (AGEM) SPA/RAC
June (TBC)
Monaco (TBC)
Important Marine Turtle Areas Workshop (MAVA) SPA/RAC – IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group
June (TBC)
(TBC)
MedBycatch Project Closure Workshop SPA/RAC, GFCM, ACCOBAMS, IUCN-Med, BirdLife ECA, MEDASSET
June (TBC)
Tunis or Bizerte, Tunisia
MAVA Project: National stakeholder workshop on ICZM PAP/RAC and APAL
June/July (TBC)
Marseille, France
1st Meeting of the MED 2050 Orientation Committee (potentially linked to IUCN 2020 event) Plan Bleu/RAC
July (TBC)
Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Inception workshop of CAMP Bosnia and Herzegovina PAP/RAC
25 September
La Valletta, Malta
Mediterranean Coast Day PAP/RAC
September (TBC)
(TBC)
2nd working Meeting to draft a toolbox for the analytical phase of MSP PAP/RAC
July-December (TBC)
(TBC)
Blue Economy Workshop(s): aquaculture; cruise and recreational boating Plan Bleu/RAC
2-4 September
Marseille, France
Med 2020 Science-Policy Conference Plan Bleu/RAC, MedECC, MISTRALS
15-16 September (TBC)
Croatia or Malta (TBC)
4th Meeting of the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials relating to MARPOL within the framework of the Barcelona Convention (MENELAS) REMPEC
September (TBC)
Tunis, Tunisia
3rd Steering Committee of the 2020 Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean SPA/RAC, MedPAN and WWF
September (TBC)
(TBC)
5th Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Strategic Action Programme for the conservation of Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean region (SAP BIO) SPA/RAC
September (TBC)
(TBC)
7th Meeting of National Correspondents of the Strategic Action Programme for the conservation of Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean region (SAP BIO) SPA/RAC
September (TBC)
(TBC)
Regional Training Session on the Use of the Mediterranean Platform on Biodiversity SPA/RAC
September (TBC)
Tunisia
Regional Training Workshop on the Identification and Monitoring of Cartilaginous fish species SPA/RAC
September (TBC)
(TBC)
MedKeyHabitats II Project Closure Event: “Mapping of marine key habitats and assessing their vulnerability to fishing activities in the Mediterranean” SPA/RAC
6-7 October
Valletta, Malta
Regional Meeting of National Experts on the Post-2021 Mediterranean Strategy for Prevention of and Response to Marine Pollution from Ships REMPEC
13-15 October
Athens, Greece (TBC)
Meeting on Best Practices on Municipal Wastewater and Sludge Reduction and Storm Water related Waste Prevention MED POL
13-15 October
Athens, Greece (TBC)
1st Meeting to Review Regional Plans for Urban Wastewater Treatment and Sewage Sludge Management MED POL
27-29 October
Monaco
Regional Workshop to enhance Marine Oil and HNS regional cooperation in the Mediterranean (MEDEXPOL 2020) REMPEC
October (TBC)
(TBC)
Observatories workshop Plan Bleu/RAC
October (TBC)
(TBC)
1st working Meeting on linking IMAP-LSI-MSP PAP/RAC
October/November (TBC)
Athens, Greece (TBC)
Integrated Meeting of EcAp Correspondence Groups on Monitoring (CORMON): Biodiversity and Fisheries, Pollution and Litter, Coast and Hydrography Secretariat
MED POL, SPA/RAC, PAP/RAC, Plan Bleu/RAC, INFO/RAC
October/November (TBC)
(TBC)
5th Biennial Conference on Cetacean Conservation in south Mediterranean Countries (CSMC5) ACCOBAMS- SPA/RAC
November (TBC)
Lecce, Italy (TBC)
Inception workshop of CAMP Otranto PAP/RAC
2-3 November
Rimini, Italy
SwitchMed Connect (within the Ecomondo Event)- Launch of the Mediterranean Green Business Award SCP/RAC
4-6 November
Tabarka, Tunisia
1st International Congress on Resilience of Marine Ecosystems in the Mediterranean (RESI-MED 2020) SPA/RAC, together with MAN, ISPAB, APAL, DGEQV
November (TBC)
Athens, Greece
Executive Coordination Panel Meeting Secretariat
10-13 November
Athens, Greece
90th Meeting of the Bureau and 1st Meeting of the SC/OEWG on the Medium-Term Strategy Secretariat
19 November
Barcelona, Spain
Extraordinary Meeting SCP/RAC Focal Points/nominated experts on the regional measures for green and circular businesses and mid-term evaluation of the SCP Action Plan (back-to-back with Circular Economy Hotspot 2020) SCP/RAC
30 November – 2 December
Monaco
The 2020 Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean SPA/RAC, MedPAN and WWF
10-11 December (TBC)
Athens, Greece
Regional Meeting on Best Practices on Compliance and Enforcement related to Dumping Protocol and to Review Amendments to its Annexes MED POL
15-16 December (TBC)
Podgorica, Montenegro
22nd Meeting of the MCSD Steering Committee Secretariat
December (TBC)
(TBC)
GEF Adriatic Project: Closure workshop PAP/RAC and SPA/RAC

 

2021

   
Date and place Meeting Organizers
19-20 January (TBC)
(TBC)
Executive Coordination Panel Meeting Secretariat
January (TBC)
(TBC)
Inception workshop of CAMP Cyprus-Israel PAP/RAC
January (TBC)
(TBC)
GEF MedProgramme: Meeting on the analysis of national legal and institutional frameworks with regard to ICZM Protocol in Algeria and Tunisia PAP/RAC
9-11 February
(TBC)
Meeting to Review Draft Annexes of the LBS Protocol back-to-back with the Meeting on updating National Baseline Budget Methodology MED POL, INFO/RAC
February (TBC)
Beirut, Lebanon
GEF MedProgramme: 1st working Meeting of all partners on the integrated management plan for the Damour area in Lebanon PAP/RAC, IHP-UNESCO and GWP Med
February (TBC)
Beirut, Lebanon
GEF MedProgramme: 1st working Meeting to start the process of preparation of the national ICZM strategy for Lebanon PAP/RAC
February (TBC)
Podgorica, Montenegro
GEF MedProgramme: 1st working Meeting in Montenegro to start the process of preparation of the ICZM plan for the project area PAP/RAC
February (TBC)
(TBC)
GEF MedProgramme: 1st sub-regional workshop to support the implementation of the ICZM Protocol PAP/RAC
1-Mar
Seville, Spain
Best Practices Meeting on the Implementation of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter to MED POL, REMPEC, SCP/RAC
2-Mar
Seville, Spain
1st Meeting to review updated Regional Plan for Marine Litter MED POL
3-5 March
Seville, Spain
MARLICE 2021 MED POL, SCP/RAC
16-18 March
(TBC)
Back-to-back Meetings: (a) Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Group on Pollution Monitoring, and (b) Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Group on Marine Litter Monitoring MED POL
Last week of March (TBC)
(TBC)
6th Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Strategic Action Programme for the conservation of Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean region (SAP BIO) SPA/RAC
Last week of March (TBC)
(TBC)
8th Meeting of National Correspondents of the Strategic Action Programme for the conservation of Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean region (SAP BIO) SPA/RAC
March (TBC)
(TBC)
2nd Meeting of the MED 2050 Foresight Group Plan Bleu/RAC
March (TBC)
Cairo, Egypt
GEF MedProgramme: 1st working Meeting to start the process of preparation of the national ICZM strategy for Egypt PAP/RAC
March (TBC)
(TBC)
Meeting of the EcAp Correspondence Group on Monitoring (CORMON) on Coast and Hydrography PAP/RAC
March (TBC)
(TBC)
2nd working Meeting on linking IMAP-LSI-MSP PAP/RAC
March (TBC)
Rabat, Morocco
GEF MedProgramme: 1st working Meeting in Morocco to start the process of preparation of the ICZM plan for the project area PAP/RAC
12-Apr
Athens. Greece
Executive Coordination Panel Meeting Secretariat
13-15 April
Athens, Greece
Meeting of the MAP Focal Points on the Medium- Term Strategy Secretariat
18-21 May
(TBC)
91st Meeting of the Bureau and 2nd Meeting of the SC/OEWG on the Medium-Term Strategy Secretariat
19-21 May
(TBC)
INFO/RAC Focal Points Meeting INFO/RAC
25-28 May (TBC)
Malta (TBC)
15th Meeting of the Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity (SPA/BD) Thematic Focal Points SPA/RAC
25-27 May
Valetta, Malta
14th Meeting of the Focal Points of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) REMPEC
26-27 May
Split, Croatia
PAP/RAC Focal Points Meeting PAP/RAC
24-25 May
Athens, Greece (TBC)
Second Meeting to review Regional Plans for Urban Wastewater Treatment, Sewage Sludge Management and Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean MED POL
26-28 May
Athens, Greece (TBC)
Meeting of the MED POL Focal Points MED POL
25-28 May
Marrakech, Morocco (TBC)
MedProgramme Annual Stocktaking meeting Secretariat
May (TBC)
Marseille (France)
Plan Bleu/RAC Focal Points Meeting Plan Bleu/RAC
May (TBC)
(TBC)
SCP/RAC Focal Points Meeting SCP/RAC
8-9 June
(TBC)
Third Meeting of the Barcelona Convention Offshore Oil and Gas Group Secretariat/ REMPEC
10-11 June
Athens, Greece
17th Meeting of the Compliance Committee Secretariat
16-18 June
Slovenia (TBC)
19th Meeting of the MCSD Secretariat
5-Sep
Athens, Greece
Executive Coordination Panel Meeting Secretariat
6-Sep
Athens, Greece
8th Meeting of EcAp Coordination Group Secretariat
7-10 September
Athens, Greece
Meeting of the MAP Focal Points Secretariat
September (TBC)
(TBC)
Regional Training Session on the Identification of Marine Key Habitats (Common Indicator CI-1, EO1 & CI-2, EO1 of IMAP) and the use of SDF web application SPA/RAC
25 September
(TBC)
Mediterranean Coast Day PAP/RAC
3rd week of September 2020
Tunisia
Summer School on Spatial Oceanography SPA/RAC, ODYSSEA and COSPAR
September (TBC)
Tangiers, Morocco (TBC)
2nd CAMP Network Meeting PAP/RAC
October (TBC)
(TBC)
Regional workshop on Marine Spatial Planning PAP/RAC and IOC-UNESCO
October (TBC)
(TBC)
GEF MedProgramme: 2nd sub-regional workshop to support the implementation of the ICZM Protocol PAP/RAC
October/November (TBC)
Morocco
8th Mediterranean Sea Turtle Conference SPA/RAC, Bern Convention, Bonn Convention
November (TBC)
(TBC)
3rd Meeting of the MED 2050 Foresight Group Plan Bleu/RAC
November (TBC)
(TBC)
GEF MedProgramme: Training workshop for GEF eligible countries on how to make the land-use change analysis and to use it in the planning process PAP/RAC
November (TBC)
(TBC)
GEF MedProgramme: 3rd sub-regional workshop to support the implementation of the ICZM Protocol PAP/RAC
7-10 December (TBC)
Antalya, Turkey
22nd Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP 22) Secretariat

 

Calendar of main UNEP/MAP meetings organized in the 2018-2019 biennium