Letter from Mr. Pete Probasco, Chair, EAAFP Management Committee
The EAAFP Secretariat is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 11th Meeting of the Partners (MOP11). The MOP11 and associated events will take place from 14 to 19 March 2021 in Brisbane, Queensland at the kind invitation of the Government of Australia and BirdLife Australia.
The venue for the meeting will be Royal on the Park Hotel and Suites. It is situated next to the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River, in the heart of Brisbane city.
Further information about the meeting, including the online registration (opened in early September 2020) and side events, will be available on the EAAFP MOP11 website and Partners will also be informed via email. The EAAFP Secretariat and the Australian Government are mindful that the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is resulting in major disruptions to international travel and limiting the gathering of large numbers of people at events. We will continue to monitor this situation and advise potential MOP participants in November if MOP11 needs to be delayed. Please still do register online so that we can keep you updated.
Partners, Working Groups and Task Forces are informed of deadlines for the submission of documents to MOP11. The attached tables provide the timeline for document submission, including deadlines for Partner Reports, any proposals for the amendment of the Appendices in the Partnership document, and proposed Draft Decisions. It also outlines the flow of documents through the Technical sub-Committee and indicates when documents will be made available to Partners. Please also refer to the attached provisional agenda (version 1) for MOP11.
Working Groups and Task Forces will have an opportunity to meet on Sunday, 14 March followed by MOP11 between Monday, 15 March and Friday, 19 March 2021. A field trip to local bird hotspots will occur on Thursday 18 March.
The submission of documents for consideration by the MOP, and deadlines, are established in the Rules of Procedure, adopted at MOP9. Partners are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these before the MOP. Partners are requested to submit all documents for MOP to the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the attached deadlines.
Chair, EAAFP Management Committee
Table 1. Timeline and Document Deadlines for EAAFP MOP11
Note: Deadlines for the submission of papers for MOP are informed by “EAAFP MOP9 Decision 5 ‐ New Rules of Procedures for MOPs”.
Download the original letter [here].
The EAAFP MOP11 Provisional Agenda is available [here] (updated on 17 April 2020 ).
Logistic information note for EAAFP MOP11 is now available [here].