21 July 2012

The first two workshops held in 2012 dealt with impact assessments (IAs), the first focussed on the MSFD (marine strategy framework directive) and the second focussed on how to evaluate the benefits of MPAs and among other things used the English MCZ impact assessment as a case study. Presentations and summaries can be found on the ‘impact assessments’ tab.

In 2013 we ran a workshop on Theory of Change (which took place in June 2013) and towards the end of 2013 we ran a workshop on economic valuation techniques. All presentations are available from the workshops page. 

In 2014 we ran a one day seminar ''re-aligning nature and progress'' for over seventy NGO staff from around the UK. At the end of 2014 a workshop on fisheries subsidies (the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund) in planned for November. 

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The Marine Socio-Economics Network

14 July 2012

Marine photo

The Marine Socio-Economics Network (MSEN) brings together key staff from the MSEP partners twice per year to provide a space for information sharing, coordination, strategic planning and dialogue among NGOs who share common principles and objectives.

The MSEN fosters discussion, experience-sharing and cooperation between NGOs to better combine the social, economic, political and environmental aspects of marine conservation and fisheries policies into their on-going plans and strategies for policy development and advocacy implementation approaches.

Current membership includes staff from WWF, MCS, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts but has included other NGOs, regulators and sectors according to their interest in various topics. 

The network was formally launched on June 13th 2012.

Presentations from the Theory of Change workshop in 2013 

The workshop in June 2013 used a Theory of Change framework to review the work we are undertaking in terms of their contribution to delivering the outcomes we want to see. Throughout the workshop we looked at “barriers” and “enablers”, reviewed where we were succeeding and where less so, and reviewed necessary actions and gaps which we can help fill or add value to. The presentations can be found here.  

icon CSP presentation MSEN (495.36 kB)

icon PANACHE Presentation (1.23 MB)

icon Workshop June 2013 FINAL (1.7 MB)


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