The Liaison Meeting will take place in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Rue Froissart, 36, 1040 Brussels, on 21 and 22 September 2022.
The meeting will be held in two sessions:

On Wednesday 21 September from 9.30 till 18.00 Brussels time, with the end users of the DCF data and the RCG chairs.
On Thursday 22 September from 9.00 till 16.00 Brussels time, with the RCG chairs.

Marie Storr-Paulsen from DTU Aqua, Denmark will chair the meeting.

Day 1 (21 September) – Chair: Marie Storr-Paulsen
09:00 Meeting room open
09:30 Welcome by the Commission
10:00 – 12:30 morning session
TOR 1 Discussion with end users
A. End-user role and new DCF work plans (Liaison Meeting chair and COM)
B. End-user needs and interaction: presentations from end users (ICES, STECF, JRC, RFMOs) on:
a. current interaction between the end user and RCGs/data collectors and proposals for improvement
b. data needs and data quality
c. ongoing developments
d. main changes in data calls anticipated next year
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 18:00 afternoon session
TOR 2 Data management
C. Highlights in progress achieved in 2021-2022 in the Regional Databases for RCGs and problems identified (end users)
D. Highlights in future developments for regional databases (RCG chairs, RDBFIS, RDBES)
15:30 – 16:00 break
TOR 3 RCG activities
Highlights in RCG activities (showcase achievements relevant to end users and other RCGs )

Day 2 (22 September) – Chair: Marie Storr-Paulsen
9:00 – 12:30 morning session
Introduction from the Chair
TOR 3 RCG activities: Discussion on possible follow-up to the main outputs/ recommendations
A. The 2022 RCGs – recommendations and proposals for future intersessional work (Liaison Meeting and RCG chairs)
B. RCG data calls – overview of how MS responded and discussion on future use (RCG chairs)
C. Announcement of new chairs (where relevant), next meetings and venues
D. Future steps in RCG pan-regional and intersessional work (i.e. regional work plans): exchange of ideas and discussion (COM, Liaison Meeting, RCG Chairs)
Fish’nCo (RCG chairs/project coordinators)
Streamline (RCG chairs/project coordinators)
TOR 4 Governance
A. Follow-up on RCG Rules of Procedures (RoP) developments in each of the RCGs (Liaison Meeting, RCG Chairs)
A. Structure of RCGs and cooperation. Discuss needs for new pan-regional ISSGs (RCG chairs)
Secweb (current output available to RCGs)
Diadromous ISSG (position and future participation to LM)
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
16:00 Closing of the meeting by the COM