The Atlantic Strategy Group

The ASG members at the ASPC2019 Closing Ceremony

The Atlantic Strategy Group (ASG)

The ASG comprises representatives from the four (4) EU Member States (France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain) bordering the Atlantic Ocean as well as representatives from the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, the Economic and Social Committee as well as representatives from coastal regions, cities and other relevant economy and social stakeholders.  

The ASG is chaired on a rotating basis by the participating countries.  The 2020 chair-in-office is France.  

The ASG is the governing body of the Atlantic Strategy aiming to ensure the political and operational coordination of the Atlantic Action Plan and provide the framework for its implementation.  To that effect, each year the ASG Chair undertakes to organise the main Atlantic event – the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference – on one of its coastal regions seeking to bring together all stakeholders to discuss the AAP implementation and bring forward new ideas, new innovations to promote blue economy in the Atlantic.  

In 2019, Atlantic stakeholders joined together in Porto where the ASG Portuguese Chair brought forward the role of ports as innovation hubs in the Atlantic (ASPC2019, Porto); join us in 2020 in France at ASPC2020 to see what the new ASG Chair has in store.