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Surveillance and alert system for the Alien Invasive Species and the Marine Protected Areas
ISPRA - July 2020

The participatory process for the Common Policy between Italy and Malta restarts from Lampedusa: on the 21st and 22nd of july three work sessions on the topic: ‚ÄúSurveillance and alert system for the Alien Invasive Species and the Marine Protected Areas: local stakeholders, competent authorities and experts discussing on definition of shared strategies of intervention‚ÄĚ.

The initiatve, promoted by ISPRA in collaboration with MPA Pelagie Islands has as its objective to develop a multistakeholder participated analisys of the invasive alien species monitoring and surveillance systems in the Mediterranean, in order to evaluate best pratices and guidelines for the application of the Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) model in the Italo Maltese area. In particular different involved stakeholders will look for criticalities and/or opportunities in the activation of EDRR system and specifically they will evaluate the role of institutional, social and economic actors of Marine Protected Area.

As part of the inclusive approach of the project and in order to favour with the proper methodologies the discussion within the ecosystem of stakeholders, the initiative will include three different participatory events:
1st work session: Brainstorming 21/07/2020 at 6:30 pm Via Cameroni snc, Lampedusa
2nd work session: Focus Group 22/07/2020 at 10:00 am Via Cameroni snc, Lampedusa
3rd work session: Neighbourhood Walk 22/07/2020 from 6:30 pm banchina Porto Nuovo di Lampedusa

The audience will include local institutional actors (Marine Protected Areas, Regional Office of Environment, Coastal Guard and Regional Agency of Environment Protection) representative of small and medium enterprises such as fish coop and diving. The maltese project partners (University of Malta, ERA and Department of Fishery and Aquaculture) will also participate