Seas in Motion - Activating the Atlantic Action Plan
The Intergroup, together with the Atlantic Strategy Group organised a conference focussed on the Atlantic Action Plan.
The conference was divided into two round tables. The first one focussed on the economic development of the Atlantic, the origins of the Atlantic Strategy and its Action Plan, how it is being implemented and the opportunities that it presents as well as the challenges it seeks to address. The second one looked at the role of innovation and research, how this has been a driver of the Atlantic Strategy, as well as the link for international co-operation in the achievement of the objectives of the Atlantic Strategy.
The minutes of the event will be available shortly.
You can find the video of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance here
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.