CRIMSON organises the “Gulf of Guinea EU Maritime Actions Meeting” in Brussels
On 26-27 October 2022, CRIMSON organised in Brussels the “GoG EU Maritime Actions Meeting”, with the support of the EU SC for maritime security in the GoG, Nicolas Berlanga and FPI. The meeting was considered successful, as it allowed several colleagues from a number of different EU services (among which DG INTPA, DG MARE, DG NEAR, SG, FPI, and the EEAS – including EUDs) to exchange over the status and the approach of the new and revised strategies for the Gulf of Guinea, as well as on the new programming for the region. The presence of technical experts from GoGIN, WeCAPS, SEACOP, EnMAR, SWAIMS, PASSMAR and UNODC brought added value to the discussions.
Discussions focused on the presentation of the EnMAR project and the the role of YARIS in the GoG, the work of PASSMAR and SWAIMS on the legal framework as well as the role of the CMP, whose culture will be promoted through the support of EnMAR.
Participation to the G7++ FoGG
As part of its Visibility and Liaison as well as Coherence and Knowledge functions, CRIMSON was invited to attend the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (FoGG) that took place in Berlin, Germany on 5-6 July 2022. The first day of the event focused on
thematical panel discussions, while the second day was dedicated to the updates of the progresses of the G7++ Working Groups (WGs) and other topics. On the second day, break-out groups were also organised to discuss and comment on the results of the WGs. CRIMSON will also participate to the plenary planned in Abidjan on 1-2 December.
Launch of the study on maritime security in Latin America
To build the knowledge that would likely support the expansion of CRIMARIO on the Latin America countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, CRIMSON has been tasked with providing expert analytical advice on the maritime security trends, actors, institutions and policies in the field and a set of recommendations in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.