The second "Workshop on Maritime Affairs in the Adriatic Ionian Macro-Region" took place last 12th and 13th of June in Trieste.

The meeting had a wide audience of stakeholders and institutions. In particular it is to notice the participation of the Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Maria Damanaki (by means of a video message), of the Italian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Marta Dassù, the Slovenian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Igor Sencar, the Croatian Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Josko Klisovic and the Secretary General of the AII, Amb. Fabio Pigliapoco.

The involved stakeholders presented their proposals on how to reap the benefits of maritime activities in terms of employment, sustainable growth, accessibility and better quality of life in coastal area and discussed about "blue growth", sustainable and secure maritime transport, protection of the marine environment and fisheries.