On 13-14 February 2019, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Environment) organised a workshop on Sulphur Regulation with the technical assistance of the European Maritime Safety Agency. The workshop was hosted in the Agency’s premises in Lisbon. Representatives from EU member States from the Med Region, the SAFEMED IV beneficiary countries and candidate countries sharing the Mediterranean basin were invited.
The workshop was organised to give an overview of the challenges ahead of 2020 in the Mediterranean Sea and discuss the necessary preparatory steps to address them. In addition, information was shared on the development and progress of different initiatives under various regional contexts, and studies assessing the feasibility of a potential ECA in the Mediterranean. The workshop was followed by a discussion on perspectives and possible next steps.
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is implementing SAFEMED IV project for technical assistance bringing together national, European and international stakeholders with the aim to raise the safety, security and protection of marine environment standards in the Mediterranean sea, with a view to implement the maritime aspects of the UfM Regional Transport Action Plan 2014-2020.