Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union:. A European vision for the oceans and seas. Haitze Siemers Maritime Policy Task Force 29 October 2014. Strategic Objectives for the Commission 2005-2009. ”need for an all-embracing maritime policy aimed at
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Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union:
A European vision for the oceans and seas
Haitze SiemersMaritime Policy Task Force
29 October 2014
“the problems of ocean space are closely inter-related and need to be considered as a whole”
The Preamble to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982
“Ensuring the sustainable development of the oceans requires effective coordination and cooperation”
2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Several countries, including Australia, Canada, and more recently the USA, have been developing new integrated ocean policies.
of EU external trade and
of internal trade
are shipped through seaports.
of EU population lives less than
from the sea.
of EU tourists chose the coast as holiday destination.
3-5 % of GDP
is generated by maritime activities.
Maritime Policy Commissioners’ Steering Group
Steering Group of 10 Commissioners
Chaired by Joe Borg
Stakeholders – Member States, European Parliament, Regions, Industry, NGOs, …
Report to Council and Parliament
A thriving maritime economy
European share in maritime sectors
Source: Irish Marine Institute
Jobs in sea-related sectors
Share of employment
Shareof employment, excluding coastal tourism
The lessons of the past
And the promise of the future
Adoption of Green Paper
Start of consultation
End of Consultation
Background Promotion material
Commission conclusions on the way ahead
Maritime Policy Task Force
The European CommissionDirectorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime AffairsJ-99 07/12B-1049 BrusselsBelgium
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