Results of the consultation workshops for the new Atlantic Action Plan


The results of the consultation process, structured through five (5) workshops, one per Atlantic Member State, for the new Atlantic Action plan are in.  

Building on the choice of subjects of discussion in each of the workshops, a number of topics of high importance for Atlantic Stakeholders were identified:

  • Development of Ports: Port development was touched upon in all five Member States, although from different angles. While some sessions focussed on ports themselves and their development regarding innovation and regional policy, others connected them with industries such as MRE, tourism, and marine exploration.
  • Blue Skills: The topic of blue skills, often connected with ocean literacy, was discussed in three different workshops, both under the angle of boosting attractiveness as well as fostering cooperation.
  • Marine Renewable Energies (MRE): The Spanish workshop focussed entirely on MRE, discussing the topic from various angles. It was also discussed in
  • Environmental Action: Two workshops centred on purely environmental issues, namely coastal erosion and marine litter. Additionally, many other workshops touched upon the issue of environmental protection and climate action through topics such as green ports or innovative aquaculture.

To develop these topics of high importance, the published reports present the main needs and challenges identified during the workshops in more detail as well as the relation of them with the initial Atlantic Action Plan priorities and other strategic documents.

Read the detailed results of the consultation workshops in our Key Documents section.