This action involves the development of two 5-day capacity development workshops (one each year coinciding with the shipboard survey actions).
The structure of these workshops should offer capacity development at different levels as well as a global perspective for all stakeholders to feel the team work behind the construction of NATURA 2000.
DAY #1: Institutional capacity building focusing on relevant authrities and management bodies.
DAY #2: Capacity development for research organisations and nature conservation organisations.
DAY #3: Sectorial capacity development for the “users of the sea” (Sectors of fishing, transport, tourism).
DAY#4: Get together conference on NATURA 2000, exposing what is behind the Habitat Directive, case studies of best practise in other countries and discussion on the outcome of workshops highlighting the importance of teamwork and consensus between different stakeholders.
DAY#5: NATURA 2000 outreach: A day which combines a field trip and a film and photo exhibition for the participants of the workshop and the public.
In addition the Maltese media will be invited as special guests to a workshop focusing on their importance not only as witnesses of NATURA 2000 actions but also as key stakeholders of the process of the implementation of the Habitat Directive in Malta.
These workshops will be developed by experts in order to offer stakeholders the elements to understand and appreciate NATURA 2000, providing them the tools and opportunity to become an active part in its construction in waters of Malta.