MOVE-ON Final Meeting Highlights: Advancing MAES Initiative Across the Overseas


The MOVE-ON final meeting, that took place in Brussels on June 22nd and 23rd was held in a hybrid format and proved to be a significant milestone for the project. These were the key objectives and accomplishments:

To facilitate a productive exchange, the meeting was structured around four distinct working sessions. Activity leaders from various domains shared their work and insights, fostering a multidimensional approach to the discussions. The sessions included:

– MAES methods development and Implementation support: activity leaders presented the methodologies proposed for the MAES implementation in each Anchor Project region, supporting its effective application in a real context, involving and empowering local actors;

– MAES implementation in regional Anchor Projects: this session showcased successful examples of MAES implementation within regional Anchor Projects, highlighting practical applications, barriers encountered, and lessons learned;

– Policy Support Overseas: Discussions revolved around the policies and regulations needed to promote the adoption of MAES and its integration into regional context.

– MAES Networking – Advancing an ORs and OCTs (OOEK) Knowledge Network: The importance of collaboration and networking was emphasized, with a focus on expanding an overseas knowledge network to foster learning and cooperation beyond borders.

The MOVE-ON consortium and participants left the meeting feeling inspired and motivated, recognizing the significant strides made in the field of ecosystem services mapping and assessment. The outcomes and discussions will undoubtedly contribute to a more sustainable future for the European Union. We look forward to sharing more updates and developments as we continue our journey of advancing MAES.

MOVE-ON Consortium after signing the MOVE-ON Pledge.

Welcoming session from the Project Coordinator, Carolina Parelho (FRCT), Project Officer, Leonardo Mazza (EC- DGENV) and Scientific Coordinator, Artur Gil (UAç).

Welcoming session of the Project Coordinator, Carolina Parelho (FRCT), on the Workshop “How can we best facilitate the ORs and OCTs into ongoing and future EU projects related to Ecosystems Assessment?”

Event details
Celebration Date: 22/06/2023
Place of celebration: Brussels, Belgium
Organizer: FRCT

MOVE-ON Final Meeting Highlights: Advancing MAES Initiative Across the Overseas
Coordinated by:
Governo Regional dos Açores
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Regional Agency for Development, Investment and Innovation
Reunion University
Asociación Biodiversidad Atlántica y Sostenibilidad
University of Portsmouth
World Wide Fund for Nature
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
SAERI Falklands Limited
University of Trento
Nova Blue Environment