12 February 2019, Brussels

A BANOS CSA lunch event for Brussels communities on Tuesday 12 February 2019, Hotel NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, Brussels (Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19)

On the occasion of introducing the new Baltic and North Sea Support and Coordination Action (BANOS CSA) which prepares for a future Baltic and North Sea RESEARCH and INNOVATION programme, the lunch event organised attracted over 80 interested participants to the venue on 12 February 2019. Participants represented different IGLO members, research attaches and other staff of permanent national representations of EU countries in Brussels, DGs of the Commission Services, Joint Programming Initiatives, innovation community and many more.

The presentations of the day are available for downloading below.


12:45 - Buffet lunch starts

13:30 - Welcome address – Why a ‘sister seas’ programme? Joachim Harms,  BONUS Steering Committee Chair, Co-chair of the JPI Oceans Management Board, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

13:35 - Introduction to Baltic and North Sea Support and Coordination Action BANOS CSA. Andris Andrusaitis, Coordinator of BANOS CSA, Acting Executive Director of BONUS EEIG 

13:45 - Benefits of macro-regional environmental and sustainability agenda. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, HELCOM

13:55 - North Sea states & BANOS CSA added value. Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet, International Relations, Flanders Marine Institute

14:05 - Comment by Sieglinde Gruber, European Commission.

14:15 - Questions, answers, discussion session and closing remarks. 

14:30 - End

BANOS CSA brochure

BANOS CSA briefing no. 1