The ANR project PAVIS and the EU COST project MarCons organized an expert knowledge elicitation workshop at the University of Vienna, Austria (27-28/03/2018). The aim of the workshop was to bring together experts on marine biological invasions and marine conservation in order to identify the most effective management actions for the control of marine invasive species. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Sylvaine Giakoumi from ECOMERS, CNRS, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France) who organized the workshop together with Dr. Paolo G. Albano from the University of Vienna (Austria) and Dr. Vesna Macic from the Institute of Marine Biology, Kotor (Montenegro). The participants came from eight Mediterranean countries and the European Commission (the Joint Research Centre). France was represented by Prof. Patrice Francour from ECOMERS.

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In the picture from left to right: Vesna Macic (organizer), Carlos Jimenez (Cyprus), Patrice Francour (France), Anna Occhipinti (Italy), Ana Cristina Cardoso (JRC), Stelios Katsanevakis (Greece), Sylvaine Giakoumi (organizer-facilitator), Paolo G. Albano (organizer), Yassine Ramzi Sghaier (Tunisia), Gil Rilov (Israel), Alan Deidun (Malta), Dor Edelist (Israel), Ernesto Azzurro (Italy), Emma Cebrian (Spain).