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EURASTIP evaluated and prepared for the launch of an international multi-stakeholder platform (MSP), so as to provide a new mechanism to create and reinforce international cooperation on sustainable aquaculture between Europe and South-East Asia and will focus on actions that will provide mutual benefit to both regions.

TITLE: Promoting Multi-Stakeholder Contributions to International Cooperation on Sustainable Solutions for Aquaculture Development in South-East Asia
PROGRAMME: Horizon 2020
INSTRUMENT: H2020-BG-2016-1
TOTAL BUDGET: €1,998,779
DURATION: January 2017 - December 2019 (36 months)
CONSORTIUM: 11 partners from 8 countries

EURASTIP, headed by the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP) created and supported three National Pilot multi-stakeholder Platforms (NPPs) in major aquaculture producing countries (Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh) and developed road-map models for others in the region, providing the foundation for an international MSP. It created, developed and reinforced the networking needed for the promotion of B2B partnerships, using European and SE Asian networks, realising international brokerage events and promoting cooperation. EURASTIP identifed and addressed common standards for aquaculture site planning, animal health, food product safety and farm governance, supporting sustainable aquaculture development.

A series of capacity building workshops were held as part of the project. To view these, click here to visit the EURASTiP YouTube channel.


Jane Maher, Project Officer

Jane represents AquaTT by leading Work Package 2 (WP2) of the project, entitled ‘Innovative Education, Training and Capacity Building’. The main role in WP2 is to consolidate EU-Asian education and training and to bring together actors working in and between Europe and Asia to carry out exchange of best practice in relation to Aquaculture training provision to support a sustainable global market. This is achieved through supporting and facilitating innovative workshops, exchanges and new material development.WP2 also supports the development of new open source training material related to sustainable aquaculture. The WP2 runs an educator mobility two-way exchange programme to strengthen knowledge and linkages between educators across the two regions. While leading WP2, Jane and AquaTT also supports Work Package 4 (WP4) of the project, entitled ‘Increase European – Asian Collaboration’, which runs research and industry-based exchanges across the two regions. We also provide support during the planning and hosting of brokerage events between research and industry from Asia and Europe to share insights, to set a research agenda and create new collaboration opportunities.

Contact Jane about EURASTiP


Marieke Reuver, Project Manager

Marieke manages and steers the project.

Contact Marieke about EURASTiP


Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme