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Coast guard

EUCGFF Office in Brussels

As of March 27th 2015, the European Coast Guard Functions Forum (EUCGFF) office in Brussels is open. It is housed in the offices of Frontex.

The EUCGFF initiative was launched in 2009 with the aim to exchange information, establish networks and to streamline coast guard initiatives among the member states, including Belgium. The forum has a rotating charimanship and once a year there is a plenary conference.

Currently the focus is on the ongoing European Coast Guard Academies, Institutions, and Training Centres EU NETwork project (ECGFA), which seeks to establish a network to connect academies providing training for coast guard functions in Europe.

The next annual plenary conference will be held in September 2015 in Finland, the current chair.

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