2nd Working Group meeting

Working Group meeting of the ECGFA NET II project participants in Rome (20.4.-21.4.).

VENUE:             - Hotel dei Congressi, Viale Shakespeare, 29 Rome


1st day, 20th April

                  Opening of the meeting


Tripartite Working Arrangement and the planned upcoming efforts to strengthen cooperation on coast guard functions (joint presentation of EFCA, EMSA and (Frontex))


Work Package 1: Administration, coordination and reporting


Work Package 2: Provision of support for the ECGF Training Network to enable the Network to function in an active and autonomous manner


2nd day, 21th April


Work Package 3: Running of a pilot ECGF Expert Exchange Programme

  • Short presentations of the Hosts


  1. Italian Coast Guard:

- Maritime Labour Convention Course (Genoa, Italy)

- International Safety Management Course (Genoa, Italy)


  1. Portuguese Naval Academy:

- Search and rescue (Almada, Portugal)


  1. School and Training Centre for maritime Policing/German Federal Police: 

- On the Job training on OPV, Coast Guard Officer


  1. Guarda Nacional Republicana:

- Border control / Trafficking and smuggling and law enforcement / Maritime monitoring and surveillance / Fisheries inspection and control (Lisbon, Portugal)


  1. Portuguese National Maritime Authority:

- Personal water craft driving and high speed boats driving in tactical police missions (Lisbon, Portugal)


  1. Hellenic Coast Guard:

- Monitoring and Control of Fishing (Piraeus, Greece)

- Ship Inspections (Piraeus, Greece)


  1. Spanish Customs:

- Maritime patrol activities and inspection in customs areas (Maritime Base of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)


  1. UK Maritime and Coast Agency course TBC 


  • Next steps of the Pilot Exchange Programme:
    • Call for Exchangees
    • Matching and Selection process
  • Q&A


14.00 − 15.45 Work Package 4: Drafting the final structure of the CGFSQF