Following the nomination of the new General Co-ordinator for CAMP Levante de Almeria, Spain, the Second Steering Committee meeting and an instructive meeting with the Co-ordinator took place in Almeria, on 24-25 February 2010. The next steps in the preparation of the CAMP project, in particular the preparation of the Inception Report and the Inception Workshop were discussed at the meetings. The overall project implementation, management and activities were discussed and introduced to the Co-ordinator to better acquaint her with the project, in particular the individual project activities, the main outputs, involvement of consultants, budget and the timetable, involvement of RACs and alike.
The first major output and activity of this CAMP will be the Sustainable Development Reference Framework as a kind of a long-term document to guide the development of the CAMP area that involves eight municipalities of the Levante de Almeria region. Other more sectorally-oriented activities, such as those related to water resource management, marine protected areas, landscape and heritage, will make a basis for this document. The second activity focuses on the establishment of the Coastal Commission and Coastal Council, both being important for a better co-ordination and integration among the main stakeholders and authorities on ICZM issues and the others important for the participation process. Both activities are related to the implementation of Article 7 and Article 18 of the ICZM Protocol.