Ocean Literacy for All
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament has the pleasure to invite you to the event on “Ocean Literacy for All: the way forward after the Maltese Declaration” with the presence of Mr Joao Aguiar Machado, Director General of DG MARE.
This event organised with the support of CPMR (secretariat of the Intergroup) will take place 26 April 2017 (from 09.00 to 12.00) at the European Parliament (Room ASP5G1).
At this event, the Intergroup will present its maritime declaration echoing the Maltese Declaration and will hand it over to Mr Machado. The members of the Intergroup aim to emphasis the importance of ocean literacy in this context.
This event will be also the opportunity for the participating experts to have an exchange of views on Ocean Literacy with the MEPs, UNESCO and the European Commission.
What is an Intergroup?
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.
Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.
Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.