AdriaPAN meets MedPAN

On Thursday 26.11 Carlo Franzosini, as representative of AdriaPAN, met the Board of MedPAN at the headquarters of Sinis MPA, in Sardinia. Following the invitation of MedPAN addressed to the secretariat of AdriaPAN, we discussed about an evolution of our Adriatic network meant at providing a legal status for it.

1)    The demand for a legal status

AdriaN is, currently, a voluntary association. In order to finalize its underlying purpose – which is to "maximize the planning capacity through partnership" - it should evolve towards a form of association with a clear own juridical personality, eligible for EU funding. Our future capacity to participate to the public calls for the Adriatic-Ionian region, focusing environmental conservation, the management and establishment of MPA networks, depends on this fulfillment.

 

In a first consideration, this new association could act in form of a consortium providing services to the protected areas and other entities underwriters of the Cerrano Charter. The operation could be guaranteed by the contribution of work - voluntary work, as until now – made available by some of these organizations. Small expenses should, however, be covered by a fund, set up by the membership fees paid by institutions participating in the initiatives to be undertaken (or by all the entities belonging to AdriaPAN).

 

2)    Meeting MedPAN board

During the meeting with the board of MedPAN we discussed the need of a legal status for our sub-regional network. This was the first time that the broader network - which includes our AdriaPAN - tackled the issue of the constitution of a sub-regional network holding its own legal status.

The issue was then discussed in several respects :

3)    Miramare provides one worker

Miramare MPA is providing an employee for the pursuit of point 1) "The damand for a legal status for AdriaPAN". His task will be to:

To this regard any collaboration or advice from AdriaPAN members is warmly welcome. The contact can be performed directly by email, webinar or post on the website and social networks.