Enhancing cooperation and governance

How can stakeholders’ participation and engagement in decision-making processes be improved at the scale of the region, in particular the private sector (e.g. use of innovative methods in stakeholder engagement, launching online collaborative platforms to targeted audiences; Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) in the form of Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) present in the EU could be a model for coastal and fishing community development on the southern Mediterranean shore)?

In which manner countries can be better assisted (financially, providing capacity building, technical assistance, or acting as a catalyst for the latter) to address the implementation gaps, so that cooperation initiatives are put in place and result effective throughout the sub-basin?