Coastguard functions cooperation development

What are the Coast guard functions which can mainly take benefit from an enhanced cooperation between the two shores of the Mediterranean?

How can enhanced cooperation between EU Member States and Western Mediterranean non-EU coastal States in the field of maritime safety and protection of the marine environment support sustainable development of maritime activities in the region?

How can cooperation among training centres be developed, so to enhance mutual understanding and promote joint training sessions (on bi-lateral and multi-lateral basis), common exercises, exchange of personnel and other training cooperation activities?

How can Member States and Frontex/EMSA/EFCA facilitate joint services and information-sharing covering different coast guard functions (maritime safety and security, sea border control, search and rescue, fisheries control etc) with the Northern African countries, thereby establishing a regular and permanent cooperation of coast guards in the region?

How to support national equipment and capacity building in the field of Vessel Traffic Service – VTS (capacity building, training) providing support, administrative assistance and training of personnel (VTS Operator/ Supervisor/ Manager)?

How to improve Maritime Search and Rescue Cooperation, by developing SAR capabilities and promoting joint activities and exercises among the national authorities?

Which level of intervention and work to be taken on by the Mediterranean coastguard functions forum (MEDFORUM) to support north/south cooperation?
Is a sub-basin-level forum relevant to foster greater dialogue and cooperation?

How can SAFEMED IV project further support enhanced cooperation between EU Member States and Western Mediterranean non-EU coastal States?