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"Toward a global approach of Maritime Security for the Mediterranean" 

Paris 6t, of September

Ecole militaire



Seminar goals  
While land borders separate countries, the sea connects them in a globalised market place of
investment, trade and supply chains. The security and governance of these interconnected activities
have to be addressed holistically; otherwise any vulnerability is liable to be exploited. Providing
appropriate security is a political challenge involving the management of real and popularly
perceived risk and a balance of investment in appropriate capabilities.
Inconsistencies in the application of common standards and information sharing are most apparent
between the security element of the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) and the maritime dimension
of CSDP. Many IMP activities involve aspects of security, such as protection of shipping and harbours,
law enforcement and border control.
CSDP, on the other hand, under the European Security Strategy, identifies a number of threats
(terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, regional conflicts, failed states and
organised crime), all of which have an inherent or potential maritime dimension, and several that
reach beyond defence into the wider realm of law enforcement and constabulary security.
It follows that coordination between IMP and CSDP is essential: the Commission´s Green Paper
Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union refers to the EUMC´s work in the maritime dimension
of CSDP, and invites CSDP involvement in cross-sector aspects of the IMP.
Enabling that involvement requires a strategy, which, to take into account all the aspects and
consequences, needs to be comprehensive and to include all the partners from scientists to ship
owners, from fishermen to defence in order to analyze the maritime environment, to identify
common strategic objectives and how they might be achieved.
Building Security in the UE’s Neighborhood is one of the strategic objectives of the ESS. It refers
specifically to the situation in the Mediterranean area where problems of economic stagnation,
social unrest and unresolved conflicts are current affairs. Therefore a comprehensive approach
shared with Mediterranean partners and including the maritime domain must be seek for.


8h00-9h15: Registration


9h30: Opening Session: Ministry of Defence of Cyprus/Ministry of Defence of France

Welcoming address FR MOD tbc

Opening address – Mr D. ELIADES (Minister of Defence, CY)

The present momentum is to be used for a new boost of IMP, a unique tool for EU’s external policy,

security and economy.

There is a real need for a maritime strategy, taking into account the unique points of EU for

international security issues: disposing of a broad spectrum of diplomatic, civil and military, financial

and of development tools. EU may operate in a complementary role with its partners but with its

own policy and strategy.

10h00: Introduction Remarks: Maritime Policy Strategic Stakes: the Mediterranean

example

Mr Michel Miraillet, Director for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defence, France

Arising tensions in the Mediterranean (changes in political situation in Arab countries, social

and demographic tensions, illegal immigration and trafficking, EEZ conflicts with competition

for natural resources in eastern and central Mediterranean, pollution…) are subjects of

concern: EU has to be present as a key player and to be prepared to offer responses to the

crisis.

Globalization leads to complex and interconnected interests, threats and challenges at sea

and in coastal areas which impact European economy and Member States national securities.

With increasingly overlapping activities, with so many risks and threats hiding among regular

business, maritime effective surveillance is becoming a necessity and requires the

participation of all stakeholders for mutual benefit.

Consequently a European Maritime Strategy must be a logical complement of the ESS. That is

to add to IMP security and defence aspects of activities at sea and in coastal areas.

INTERVENTIONS


Mr Michel Miraillet, Director for Strategic Affairs. France

M. Marios Lyssiotis, Ambassadeur de la République de Chypre en France


                                      Mr Michel Aymeric, Secrétaire général de la Mer.( Fr)




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10h30: Round Table 1 – The European Maritime Strategy for the Mediterranean

Boosting IMP – Maintaining a Comprehensive Approach for Maritime Domain Embracing Sea,

Coastal Areas and all Sea-related Issues.

The ESS highlights the importance of the Mediterranean as a strategic priority for Europe.

Stability and security in this area cannot be achieved without a safe and secure maritime

domain.

The European Union’s interests require a continued engagement with Mediterranean

partners, through effective economic, social, cultural and security cooperation. A shared

surveillance of our maritime basin would be a first step towards our common interest in

security.

Chairperson: Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi (chief of IT Naval Operations)

- Geopolitic of the Mediterranean and Institutional Architecture – Roberto Aliboni, Instituto

Affari Internazionali (IT);

- Maritime security and safety in Med: from the southern perspective - Representative from a

Maghreb country MOD; (to be confirmed)

- The Maritime Surveillance – the Blue Mass Med Experiment – VAdmiral (ret.) Van HUFFEL,

SG Mer (FR);

- The Maritime issues in the Mediterranean: Préfecture maritime of the Mediterranean -

Commissaire Général (ret) Velut (FR);

- Maritime Safety and Governance in the Mediterranean – Dr. JF Daguzan Deputy-Director
(FRS).
12h00: Lunch (upon invitation)



13h30: Round Table 2 – the Maritime and Naval part of CSDP
CSDP has a key role to play at sea.
To promote a global approach on maritime security: increasing maritime domain awareness
(with regard of maritime related issues and not geographical boundaries). Naval forces have
always played an important role in maritime security, as they are the sole players in the high
seas, but also in territorial waters in cooperation with other administrations.

To promote the maritime dimension of CSDP: at the convergence of homeland and external
security, defence and security (sometimes overlapping). With the IMP on the one hand, and
CSDP on the other, EU and MSs have the instruments to act if they can be coordinated.
Reinforcing EU maritime operations in the light of MSO concept (MSO concept needs to be
supported by PSC). Capabilities for surveillance and interdiction operations are already
available awaiting political will. Future capabilities are already being planned by EDA with
specific dual approach civ/mil (as for next October seminar).
Chairperson: VAdmiral (ret.) Sir Anthony Dymock (Wise Pen)
- CSDP in the maritime domain - a plea for a holistic approach – Mr Walter Stevens, Director
CMPD;
- Experiences from Naval Operations and the MSO Concept – Adm. B. Williams, DDG EUMS;
- Assessment of future capabilities for European Naval Forces – Dr. Solon Mias, former EDA
coordinator for R&T (CY);
- A European Maritime Strategy – VAdm (ret.) Fernando del Pozo, former Wise Pen (SP);
NB EDA and CY MOD will organize later in Nicosia a seminar on European initiatives in maritime
environment. The aim is to promote civil and military approach and synergies in order to ensure best
use of limited budgets and assets, sponsor a European naval industry. The present seminar aims at a
political and strategic approach of the same issues.
15h00: Coffee break


15h15: Round Table 3 – the Integrated Maritime Policy – Evaluation and Prospects
Of Mapping and Bearing Progresses.
                                                for implementing maritime surveillance.
Assuming EU's responsibility for securing the maritime domain: IMP gives a frame to be used
HL 2020: From the common coast guard function, toward an EU concept for “law
enforcement at sea”. How can EU and MSs imagine the future? Sovereignty is indeed the
first key issue: function based format fits best with present political situation (is shared
sovereignty the far future for EU maritime affairs?). As well, today’s action must avoid
replicating agencies: cooperate first and link. Instead of creating additional structures, an ad
hoc EU Commissioner or SR for maritime domain would permit to coordinate actions of the
different stakeholders.



            Among various missions: maritime surveillance need to be supported. The EDA has a central
role for that purpose.
Chairperson: VAdmiral (ret.) Patrick Hebrard (FRS – Wise Pen)




- The Integrated Maritime Policy (and CISE) – Mrs. Monique Pariat, DGMare;

               - the maritime domain : need and challenge - Mr Robert Missen, Head of Unit Land 
          & maritime security, DG Mobility and transport;


- French Maritime Surveillance and the Coast-Guard Function - Mr Michel Aymeric, Secrétaire

Général de la Mer (FR);


              - Comprehensive approach - Military contribution to constabulary operations, Commodore Mike Finney, Deputy Mil Rep to the EU in Brussels (UK);


        
            - Prefect Maritime and the Naval Forces'roles in the state action at sea, VAE  
Bruno Nielly, Préfet maritime de Cherbourg (FR);  
                                                
17h15: Concluding 
Remarks by Mr Marios Lyssiotis, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus.





17h:30 Thanks and Closure by Mr. Camille Grand, Director FRS


















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