Extraordinary Meeting of MAP Focal Points

27.11.2006

In order to consider the conclusions and recommendations of the Report on the External Evaluation of MAP and to make recommendations to the Meeting of the MAP Focal Points, an extraordinary meeting of the MAP Focal Points was convened in Catania (Italy), November 7- 11, 2006. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the future orientation of MAP. In the first part, the general discussion concerning the main principles about the future orientation took place. It was followed by the Vision and strategic statement of MAP, where it was concluded to establish a post-sessional drafting committee that would, in the months to come, prepare a new strategy statement document. A detailed presentation of the Co-ordinator about the proposals for implementing the recommendations of the external evaluation of MAP followed, and concrete proposals were given by the participants on how to improve them. In this framework the specific focus was put on the role of the MCDS. In the concluding part, the meeting identified the main topics of the agenda for the 15th Meeting of the Contracting Parties. The report of the meeting will soon be available here.
In memoriam: Adalberto Vallega
In memoriam: Adalberto Vallega
26.11.2006

It was a great sorrow to learn that our colleague, Adalberto Vallega, President of the International Geographical Union, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

He was a professo...

Third Thematic Conference of Eco-Imagine
Third Thematic Conference of Eco-Imagine
28.11.2006
PAP/RAC Director participated at the Eco-Imagine Conference on “The Waterfront Management and GI” that took place in Genoa, Italy, November 14-18, 2006. In the session on Internat...