Work Flow Work Flow

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Working Groups Working Groups

In agreement with the Commission services, the STECF group may set up sub-groups to examine specific questions on the basis of the terms of reference defined by the Commission. The sub-groups shall consist of at least two group (=STECF) members and external experts. Sub-groups shall report to the group within a given time frame in accordance with those terms of reference. Such sub-groups shall be disbanded as soon as their mandate is fulfilled.
(article 6 point 4 of Commission Decision (2016/C 74/05)).

Note that up to end 2010 the following acronyms were used:

SG-BRE = Sub-group on balance between resources and the exploitation
SG-ECA = Sub-group on Economic Affairs
SG-FEN = Sub group on Environmental Impact
SG-MED = Sub-group on the Mediterranean sea and on the Black sea
SG-MOS = Sub-group on management objectives and strategies
SG-RN = Sub-group on research needs
SG-RST = Sub-group on stock reviews


Since 2011 specific working groups of the STECF are labeled as Expert Working Groups (EWG) with a clear and concise title and the above listed sub-group acronyms are not used anymore.

External Experts External Experts

The Commission services may invite experts from outside the group (=STECF) with specific competence in a subject on the agenda to take part in the work of the group (=STECF) or the sub-group on an ad hoc basis (external experts).
(article 6 point 3 of Commission Decision (2016/C 74/05))

EWG chair corner EWG chair corner

To facilitate the work of the chairpersons the STECF secretariat in collaboration with the STECF board and DG MARE drafted "STECF: Guidelines for STECF Expert Working Group (EWG) Chairs". Click here.

STECF & European Commission STECF & European Commission

  1. Meetings of the STECF and its Expert Working Groups shall be agreed by and convened by the Commission.
  2. Commission representatives with an interest in the proceedings may attend meetings of the STECF and its Expert Working Groups.
  3. The Commission services may invite experts from outside the group with specific competence in a subject on the agenda to take part in the work of the group or the sub-group on an ad hoc basis (external experts).
    (article 6 of 2016/C 74/05)

Call for Application Call for Application

A call for applications for the selection of members of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (renewal of STECF) has been published on 4 September with deadline for applications by 31 October 2018.

The call and more information are to be found on on DG MARE’s website:
https://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/call-applications-scientific-technical-and-economic-committee-fisheries_en

For more information on the STECF check out the subsections of the STECF website and/or read a recent article on “fisheries data/STECF/JRC/CFP”.

Secretariat of the STECF Secretariat of the STECF

  1. The Commission shall provide the secretariat for the STECF and its working groups.
  2. The secretariat shall be responsible for providing technical and administrative support and coordination to facilitate the efficient functioning of the STECF and to organize meetings for its working groups.
  3. Where necessary, the secretariat shall coordinate activities of STECF and its working groups with those of other Community and international bodies.
    (article 6(6) of 2016/C 74/05)
  4. Since 2005 the JRC assumes the secretariat of the STECF.