A conference of the Heads of Coast Guard Functions is arranged annually by the Member State responsible for Chairmanship.
The Forums annual plenary conference of the Heads of Coast Guard Functions of the EU and associated Schengen countries may result in decisions to conduct further work, projects, research or produce documents within the scope of the Forums objectives. This work may be done either by the secretariat or through special tailored working groups directed by a national lead partner supported by the secretariat.
Decisions on further work of the secretariat will be made by the chairman and decisions on creating working group(s) will be made by the annual plenary conference following the proposal of a country willing to be a national lead partner through the secretariat. Results of the works of the secretariat as well as working groups will be presented during the following Plenary Conference, or as appropriate.