Simposio Internacional sobre métodos colaborativos y sostenibilidad pesquera del proyecto GAP2

GAP2 International Symposium

Save the date: 24th to 26th February 2015, Barcelona

“A celebration of four years of bringing together fishers, scientists, and policy makers to find new, collaborative methods for supporting sustainable seas”

– Dr Steven Mackinson, GAP2 Coordinator

 In March 2015, the GAP2 project will complete four years of research at the forefront of participatory fisheries science in Europe.

Our three-day event will celebrate successes and critically examine challenges of participatory research methods, using experience gained ‘in the field’ with fishers, scientists, and policy makers from 11 different European countries.

You are kindly requested to SAVE THE DATE for this international event: to be held in at the World Trade Centre, Barcelona, 24th to 26th February, 2015.

Formal invitations will follow shortly.

 Who should attend?

The GAP2 International Symposium is being designed for fishers, scientists, policy makers, journalists, and communications professionals from across Europe, with an interest in how more inter-disciplinary collaboration can help build and support sustainable fishing practices across species and national boundaries.

Translation services for the following languages will be provided for the symposium:

English, Spanish, Italian and French.


Lectures, key note addresses and panel debates

A range of workshops, including “Co-management in Spain: Past Experiences and Future Plans”, hosted with the Catalan Regional Government and WWF-Spain.

Informal sessions, inviting debate from all participants

A field trip to GAP2’s Mediterranean Red Shrimp case study

A photographic exhibition on participatory research in action

The ‘Great Exhibition’ – an interactive ‘marketplace’ of collaboration

The event will provide an open forum for those involved in participatory and co-management projects to exchange views and experiences. The event will also examine the wider application of participatory research as a key component of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the EU.


For further information, please contact: Marja Bruisschaart (