Dover sole - SoleasoleaReconciling these two needs is important as; with a limited budget, choices have to be made on whether to focus on short term interventions on policy over three years or to focus on building the long-term capacity and cooperation within the marine NGOs more widely. Also, it would be possible to focus on developing materials now which have such a long-term view that they ultimately miss immediate policy and advocacy opportunities.
Herring - Clupeaharengus
Conger Eel- Conger conger
Black bream/Black seabream - Spondyliosomacantharus
Thornback ray (roker) - Raja clavata
Mackerel - Scomberscombrus
Lesser spotted dogfish - Scyliorhinuscanicula
Haddock - Melanogrammusaeglefinu
Lobster - homarusgammarus
Blue mussel - Mytilusedulis
Bib (Pouting) –Trisopterusluscus
Spider crab - Maia squinado
Megrim - Lepidorhombuswhiffiagonis
The Marine Socio-Economics Network(MSEN)
Why are we here and what do we hope to achieve?• Increase NGO socio-economic capacity and using socio-economic information in more effective ways• Better cooperation between the NGOs involved and others within the field• More efficient advocacy (as a result of 1 and 2) and effectiveness as a result of cooperative working• Better industry engagement> The network will provide shared learning events which have a ‘policyhook’ e.g. MSFD
Why are we here and what do we hope to achieve? • More information sharing & joint commissioned research. • Organisation staff, skilled, empowered, more capacity to engage in socio-economic debates. • Topics broadened from fisheries exclusively to wider marine environment. • More holistic approach - being able to challenge government’s definition of sustainability • UK wide approach with attention to different realities in Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland, etc. • Project as “role-model” for other sectors
June 13th LAUNCH OF THE MARINE SOCIO-ECONOMICS NETWORK (MSEN)14:00 Arrive at venue / LUNCH15:00 Welcome & Agenda for the day (CW)15:45 Sam Fanshawe -NGO presentations on MSEN nef on the workplan (CW) & the wider project Q&A16:15 Break Big Picture & nef (Aniol) Network (Perry) & plans for tomorrow’s workshop survey results Workshop plans – agenda1830- 1830-1930 free time (pool etc)1930 Meeting 1930 onwards for dinner2000 dinner
The Marine Socio-Economics Project(MSEP)Building the Socio-Economic Capacity ofMarine NGOs
Objectives:• This project aims to build capacity in social and economic knowledge, skills and systems across the marine NGO sector as a whole.• It is also designed to foster greater levels of sharing and collaboration between NGOs and to foster more effective engagement with (the fishing) industry.• Key to this is creating an iterative partnership-building process into the work. Two key outcomes: • NGOs with increased economic capacity • NGOs working together
The inception phase (Jan – March 2012) was used to:• find the gaps in socio-economic knowledge and the best way to build capacity (delivery)• identify priority marine working areas (such as fisheries, renewable energy and MPAs)• identify key opportunities for NGOs to influence key policy events (CFP reform, MSFD, MCZ management measures and IA’s)
1. Information and materials to increase socio-economic skills and knowledge2. Priority Work Areas3. Policy Opportunities
STRATEGIC APPROACHThe project presents the need to reconcile two key considerations:• the need to balance short (current policy opportunities) and long-term (increased capacity and cooperation) objectives of the project,and;• the need to focus on ‘specific’ marine environmental issues vs. the ‘general’ characteristics of economics
For this reason, our approach will combine both:1. Priority: the long term• achieving a long-lasting impact• production of guidance and materials with a long shelf-life• can be used by other NGOs as the project developsand;2. Use existing policy processes and advocacy opportunities as examples:• delivery of training also has immediate benefits to NGO partners and staff.• This will highlight the effectiveness of the project (building closer NGO cooperation)• basis for securing future funding.
Training and guidance will:• Use examples that focus on the marine environment• Equip NGO staff with a broader level of economic knowledge• Provide understanding (principles) that NGO staff can apply to any other field
Project phasesInception phase: Dec-March PSC + proposed Workplan +2012 BudgetPhase 1: April – July 2012 PSCPhase 2: Aug – Nov 2012 PSCPhase 3: Dec – March 2013 PSC + Annual Report + BudgetPhase 4: April – July 2013 PSCPhase 5: Aug – Nov 2013 PSCPhase 6: Dec – March 2014 PSC + Annual Report + BudgetPhase 7: April – July 2014 PSC + Final Report + Final Budget
Defining success • Increased capacity to deal with socio-economic information. • NGOs working better together • More knowledge and access to information to: o input into/engage with socio-economic debates o question Government / Industry economic analysis o interpret, gather and use socio-economic data in credible ways. • Long-term impact
How to measure success (I)• Annual Questionnaire as an organisational benchmark• Participation in MSEP (workshop, seminars etc).• Website traffic and feedback• Number of NGO reports using economic arguments• Number of cooperative reports / research• Number of downloads for materials off MSEP website: flyers / info sheets, monitored by total downloads and by month• Monthly newsletter monitoring
How to measure success (II)• Additional skills survey (before / after)• Number of successful joint funding bids• Interviews with stakeholders to see if the value of NGO contribution changes over time.• Build NGOs confidence so that they attend more conferences, e.g. o UKNEE o SEAFISH UKFEN o Bridge VNN o EAFE conferences- EU level only economists attend workshops > NGOs should be involved.
• A Marine Socio-Economics Network (MSEN)• Economics Briefings• Impact Assessment workshops• Facts and Figures• Information and communication• Understanding the EMFF• ‘A day in the life’• Measuring and valuing what matters
• A Marine Socio-Economics Network (MSEN) to facilitate information sharing, dialogue and collaboration between partner NGOs. The MSEN will serve as a space for information sharing, coordination, strategic planning and dialogue among NGOs who share common objectives. foster discussion and cooperation between the NGOs on combining the social, economic, political and environmental aspects of marine conservation and fisheries policies with on-going plans and strategies. build a shared understanding of the use of social and economic information.
• Economics Briefings: Information NGO staff need to know about Economics.→ Ten things NGOs need to know about economics→ Guidance notes→ Linked to examples in the marine environment: → Focus on discount rates for public goods (e.g. fish stocks) → The market and ‘market failures’, focus on how subsidies are allocated in fisheries
• Impact Assessment workshops– support on impact assessments (IAs): MSEN workshop.→ Two workshops in the first 12 months of the project (under MSEN banner) focussing on IA’s for MSFD and MCZs.→ Workshop one is taking place tomorrow and will focus on MSFD as a worked example, including defra and eftec will help build shared understanding of how NGOs can contribute information for IAs and consultations
• Facts and Figures: presenting NGOs with useful facts, figures and statistics.→ ‘Sectoral’ information sheets (facts, figures and statistics) and one synthesis document comparing all marine sectors→ List of all official data sources that will be used for the research. This will be made available to NGO staff in the next week→ The first two facts and figures briefings are currently being produced and focus on food: capture fisheries vs aquaculture.
Facts & Figures (continued) Food (fisheries, aquaculture, fertiliser, fishmeal..) 1. Fisheries 2. Aquaculture Energy oil & gas, 3. Extractive 4. Renewable(wind, tidal, wave, biofuels..) 5. Raw materials (aggregates, water, salt…) 6. Psychological/ Social wellbeing (tourism and recreation..) 7. Tourism & Recreation (angling, diving, .._) *8. Space and waterways (shipping, MSP..) *9. Physical wellbeing (medical products..) *10. Knowledge (research and education) 11. Regulating services (carbon storage..) > Synthesis and comparison (total ten info sheets).
• Information and communication: A project website, newsletters and socio-economics manual - a project legacy for accessing future funding→ Monthly newsletters: started in April 2012→ For discussion later→ Project website: out for tender at present→ For discussion later→ NGO manual on socio-economics: at the end of the project, combining all relevant documentation and available for new starters or as a reference.
• Understanding the EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund); Identifying funding streams and possible opportunities for cooperation: MSEN workshops starting in 2013→ Guidance notes and two workshops (2013 and 2014)→ This is a longer term aim of the project: at present all notes (through Pew and others) on the transition and suggestions for the EMFF are being monitored.
• ‘A day in the life’ series of information sheets and seminars giving a better understanding of the key pressures and drivers behind different sectors and bodies.→ Information sheets on key pressures and drivers behind marine industries and regulators
• Measuring and valuing what matters; how to make sure what gets counted counts. Measuring societal benefits and approaches to valuation.→ Two training courses for NGO staff, focussing on SROI and other approaches to valuation.→ This is a longer term aim of the project and can include Social return on Investment (as an alternative or extended CBA)
ANY QUESTIONS ?Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org www.neweconomics.orgTel: 0207 820 6353
IDEAS FOR DISCUSSION:Perry Walker - nefc Questions for the MSEN Website – content and function Newsletters – content and function Network – type and purpose
A Project Website could serve as a common platform for: locate and share appropriate socio-economic information Sharing project outputs news and key events A directory on marine social and economic experts and guidance on funding sources (combined with guidance notes on EMFF) for social and economic research Sharing relevant publications Case studies Workshop presentations, minutes and briefings need to be centrally maintained as a legacy of the project and to provide a collective experience and resource for the project partners. Presenting facts and figures Presenting data sources Links to the MSEN
The website will need to include the following information Project Information and contacts Guidance notes from the MSEP Briefings from the MSEP Workshop presentations (and minutes) Videos Case studies Guidance on Frameworks and Methodologies from MSEP Directory on marine social and economic experts guidance on funding sources (combined with guidance notes on EMFF) from MSEN Data sources: links to Medin, EMU, Eftec, Defra – all socioeconomic networks and projects Links to partner NGOs, social media, campaigns etc Do you think anything is missing? What would be useful?
What are we recommending?The MSEN will organise workshops and distribute information and case studiesWorkshops will bring together key NGO staff twice every year.The MSEN could also provide:• Positions papers Joint NGO statements could be fed through Defra into the political process.• A joint legacy after CFP reform work (NGO group). The MSEN could fulfil that role.• Tools to improve advocacy and look for political opportunities to ensure timing is correct and maximise opportunity.• GAP analysis: coordination with other working groups, e.g. It will be important to ensure that the MSEN doesn’t overlap with WCLINK or SEAFISH CLG, but compliments their work where possible.
Suggested MSEN membersPartner NGO staff from MSEP (WWF, RSPB, WTs, MCS, nef)Countryside wildlife link (MCZ)CFP Reform Group (NGOs)Ocean2012Other NGOs (Greenpeace, ClientEarth…)Additional guest presenters or observers could include both Industry andGovernment stakeholders, for example:UK Fisheries Economists / SEAFISHNFFO / NUTFA / Fisheries OrganisationsIFCAsMMOCEFASNatural England (for English discussions)CCW / SNH and NIEA for national meetings.SEAFISH COMMON LANGUAGE GROUPAcademics within the field and other research institutions (e.g. Bridge VNN)Consultants such as IMM / Eftec