Coordination Activities

 

The existence of a permanent AEFMP working arrangement structure allows the coordination of the member’s participation in broader regional initiatives.

The Blue Paper, elaborated by the Euro-Mediterranean Transport Forum, recommended to the First Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Transport Ministers (Marrakech, 15 December 2005) to support the Joint AEFMP Plan. At the time, the European Commission recognised the value of the Joint AEFMP Plan, considering this structure as an ideal enabler for the SES implementation in the Mediterranean area.

The EUROMED Aviation Programme, a European Commission initiative launched as a consequence of the Marrakech Conference has among its terms of reference the duty of supporting the Joint AEFMP Plan.

The AEFMP group developed several actions together with the EUROMED program (e.g. in 2014; ATM data communications courses were funded, and the AEFMP group presented in a EUROMED workshop it’s inter-ANSP Memorandum of Cooperation for data and services sharing).

In 2015, and in line with its objective to develop the EU technical cooperation with the AEFMP North-African partners, AEFMP answered positively to an invitation of "Groupe des ministres des Transports de la Mediterrannée Occidentale", GTMO5+5 (Group of Transport ministers from Western Mediterranean).