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WORKSHOP – 18th March, Brussels (12:00 – 15:30)

Food from the Sea: the human dimension of Ocean governance through Ocean Literacy and Responsible Research and Innovation

Facilitation: Saša Raicevich (ISPRA) and Erik Bogaard (Prosea). Rapporteur tbd


This workshop ‘Food from the Sea’ brings together scientists, educators, sector representatives and policy makers to discuss effective governance of the fishing and aquaculture sectors. Using insights in Responsible Research and Innovation (the MARINA project) and Ocean Literacy (ResponSEAble project) as an inspiration, and experiences in the direct engagement of stakeholders and citizens in research, education and resources’ governance participants will engage in discussing the role of Ocean Literacy and Responsible Research and Innovation to contribute to the sustainable use and effective governance of our Oceans.

Perspectives from professionals, natural science and humanities scientists, and NGOs will contribute to set the scene.

The session will tackle transversal themes including understanding the needs of society, finding ways to co-create and share knowledge, and, contributing to making a change. Combining the ideas and insights from the varied group of participants, we will identify key messages to share at the plenary sessions of the 2019 Ocean Dialogues.

These will also include participant views on pre-conditions of success and opportunities from EU policies and initiatives, ideas and proposals for actions that will feed into the conference Manifesto that will be discussed at the European Parliament on the 20th March


Duration (min) Time from start (at 12:00) Actvity
6 6 Warming up + Brief intro to the Session
7 13 Experiences and reflections on OL from ResponSEAble (E. Boogard, Prosea)
7 20 Experiences and reflections on RRIfrom MARINA (S. Raicevich, ISPRA)
10 30 Europeche
10 40 WWF (TBC)
10 50 David Reid or Jacob Bentley (TBC)
10 60 Jose Pascual (or Cristina Pita) (TBC)
60 130 Group activity (3 groups, one per key message: 1. Understanding needs; 2. Co-creating knowledge; 3. Making change happens. In addition to discussing one of these key messages, the group will discuss4. Pre-requisites to succeed, or  5. shaping current policy instruments to let it happen so that each group will discuss two key message: Group 1: key  messsage 1 and 5; Group 2: key message 2 and 5; Group 3: Key message 3 and 4
130 150 Sharing of key messages: The group reconveen sharing key outcomes