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Fish Policy Flow: A European Platform for the Communication of European RTD results to Stakeholders in Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Acronym: PROFET POLICY
Period: 2005 till 2008
Status: Completed

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  • The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP), more, co-ordinator
  • European Aquaculture Society (EAS), more, partner

Abstract:
PROFET POLICY is an initiative funded by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme.

PROFET POLICY will provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders in aquaculture and fisheries to become better informed on the European policies and research efforts that affect their sectors.

The information will be distributed via this website that will contain updated project information and summaries (Technical Leaflets) of the appropiate EU-funded research projects will be published.

In addition, this project will organise 9 workshops in different countries throughout Europe, on a thematic and regional basis covering fisheries and aquaculture. These workshops will be an important forum for the exchange of views of National and European policy makers and stakeholders. Their active participation in these events will provide the Commission with clear recommendations for scientific support to policy.

The project combines the results and experience of 2 succesful EU projects - 'PROFET' (www.aquamedia.org/news/RTD/profet_en.asp ) and 'Aquaflow'. Although these projects were dedicated to the aquaculture sector, their experience provides the backbone of 'PROFET POLICY'.

Objectives

  • To source and summarise, in simple language, research results in fisheries and aquaculture from the 5th and 6th Framework Programmes, focusing on relevance to policy.
  • To improve the flow of information of research results funded by the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes to stakeholders, focusing on relevance to policy application and development – using web-based information supply, compendia and workshops (See objective 3).
  • To provide dedicated forums for the exchange of views of National and European policy makers and stakeholders through the organisation of trans-national workshops covering the sectors of fisheries and aquaculture, incorporating the dissemination of research results.
  • To identify research needs to support policy definition within the sectors, and as a support to the Common Fisheries Policy.

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