Mr Bandarin warmly welcomed the participants of the Coordination meeting. He highlighted important points to be taken into account by the Committee for the Reflection Year in 2007, for which funds were allocated. The discussion focused on the links between the Berlin meeting to discuss the European Action Plan and Regional Programme (7-11 November 2005) and the Reflection Meeting Mr Bandarin referred to for a selected group of experts from all parts of the world. It was agreed that ideally it could be scheduled after the Berlin meeting.
Mr Bandarin also emphasized on lessons learnt from all regions, inputs for a system to be used by all other parts of the world, benefits of Periodic Reporting and links with reactive monitoring.