The workshop was attended by experts from relevant Albanian institutions (namely Ministry of Tourism and Environment, National Environmental Agency, Regional Administration of Protected Areas etc.) and included speakers sharing experience from Greece, Romania and Slovenia as well as representatives from the European Commission. Special focus was given to the following topics:
- the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD),
- guidance on the designation of new Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs),
- trans-boundary management of the Adriatic Sea,
- European Green Deal,
- EU actions against marine litter and for marine environment protection in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean.
Important discussions concerned Albanian experience in MSFD implementation as well as design, development and results of Strategic Plan for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas.