One of the main missions of the MedPAN network is to foster experience exchange between Mediterranean MPA managers

To this effect, the network organises gatherings for managers at a regional level, better known under the name of Regional experience sharing workshops.

These workshops promote the exchange of information, expertise and experiences. The interest in organising these moments of exchange is to take stock on a given subject, the situation in the Mediterranean, and provide an opportunity for various project leaders to meet, to appreciate the diversity of existing projects, to be inspired and to build long-term approaches.


The next workshop will take place in Akyaka, Turkey, from 12 to 14 November 2019 on the theme: “The management of very mobile species across Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas”.


Since its inception in 2009, the MedPAN organisation has organised in collaboration with numerous partners, 7 regional experience exchange workshops for the MedPAN network.

These workshops complement the workshops organised for the MedPAN network in the framework of the INTERREG IIIC MedPAN project that were held between 2004 and 2007.