• Friday 02, Apr 2021

Launch of the 2021 Small-Scale Fisheries University ("SSF University") for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

On behalf of the Friends of SSF platform, we are pleased to inform you that the 2021 SSF University programme is now available online: http://www.fao.org/gfcm/activities/fisheries/small-scale-fisheries/ssfuniversity/en/.

What is the SSF University?

The SSF University stems from the Regional Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (RPOA-SSF) and is designed to offer small-scale fishers and fish workers from around the region the opportunity to exchange experiences, share good practices and learn from one another.

How does it work?

The 2021 SSF University programme consists of 5 courses aligned with the main themes of the RPOA-SSF:

-        Promoting strong and innovative SSF value chains (May – July 2021)

-        Decent work and social protection (September 2021)

-        Participatory management processes (October 2021)

-        Collaboration between small-scale fishers and scientists: a strategy for enhancing research, data collection and fisheries management (November 2021)

-        Small-scale fishers: guardians of our changing marine environment (December 2021)

Each course will consist of a series of workshops on select topics (for more information see the full programme here)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2021 SSF University courses are foreseen to be held online.

Who should participate?

The SSF University is designed for small-scale fisheries stakeholders, in particular small-scale fishers, fish workers and SSF organization representatives active in the sector throughout the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region. To facilitate participation, interpretation will be provided in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Additional languages may be added on an ad hoc basis depending on the interest and language needs of registered participants.

How to participate?

SSF stakeholders interested in participating are invited to complete the online registration form here, selecting the courses you wish to attend. Registration for each course will close one week prior to the start of the course. Specific instructions for accessing the course, including login details, will be shared with registered participants in the days prior to the start of the course.

We look forward to seeing you at the SSF University! Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues and partners! For any additional questions or further information, please contact RPOA-SSF@gfcmonline.org

With best wishes,

The GFCM Secretariat