11th Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference (ASPC 2024)

📅 Thurs 21st - Fri 22nd Nov 2024
📍  Bordeaux, France

The 11th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference (ASPC 2024) will take place four years after the launch of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 – A New Approach to the Atlantic Maritime Strategy. The Conference will, as in previous years, provide all stakeholders of the Atlantic Community the opportunity to review the progress and achievements made so far regarding AAP 2.0, objectives and blue economy challenges in the Atlantic Sea Basin.

In line with the 2023 Ministerial Declaration signed in Porto, this year’s French Presidency of Atlantic Steering Committee has been focusing on three key priorities that underscore the Ministerial Declaration: environmental stewardship, stakeholder community involvement and international cooperation. Based on this approach, the ASPC 2024 will have dynamic sessions to enhance cross-sea basin dialog and enhance inclusivity of AAP 2.0 by fostering participation of different communities, regional and local stakeholders.

Like in 2023, the ASPC 2024 will be set in close liaison with Annual Interreg Atlantic event with a joint event based on Blue Synergies. This approach illustrates the strong cooperation between ASC and the Interreg Atlantic Managing Authority to support the AAP 2.0 implementation.

The Conference will be held in November in Bordeaux, France and online. It will be back-to-back with Assises de l'économie de la mer 2024.

Here’s what you need to know:

The conference aims to:

  • Provide an overview of the current status of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 implementation
  • Focus on Atlantic cooperation opportunities in order to boost the operationalisation of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 and in particular bring the Atlantic Maritime Strategy closer to its actors/projects/communities
  • Identify critical and common challenges of all EU sea basins and promote dialog on their solution
  • Showcase funding opportunities, projects, best practices, and community platforms that promote the Blue Economy and the EU Green Deal
  • Foster collaboration between stakeholders, existing and new players that will unlock opportunities and accelerate the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 - contributing to an impact-driven networked innovation ecosystem in the Atlantic

What to expect during the conference?

  • An opening ceremony including welcome addresses from ASC French Presidency and EU Political leaders, mapping of the day and opening session informing on the ASPC’s structure and agenda
  • Plenary Sessions/Flash Sessions that will include engaging presentations and discussions between Pillar Coordinators, National Hubs, European Commission Officials, other AAP stakeholders and the Conference’s participants.
  • The Atlantic Project Awards Ceremony at which the Atlantic Project Awards 2024 will be announced and brief presentations will be delivered by the awarded organisations/projects
  • Side networking and matchmaking activities including discussion corners and roundtables for exchanges between participants (project promoters, funding agencies) and the Atlantic stakeholders
  • closing plenary session including the outcomes of the conference and the handover of the ASC Presidency

How to register?

The registrations for the event are now open! Click here to register.

If you have any questions, contact us at helpdesk@atlantic-maritime-strategy.ec.europa.eu