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Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Common rules and environmental protection of the ports of South-East Europe

In Bari, on December 7th with the representation of national authorities of 7 countries

Common rules, environmental protection and management of ports, relationships between the ports and the cities where they belong, integration between sea and land transport, recycling, energy efficiency and less pollution in the port area, development of services and maritime traffic in the basin of south-east Europe are the themes to be discussed by the institutional authorities and representatives of seven countries of south-east Europe who will meet for a special occasion on Friday 7 December, in Bari.

A confrontation of many voices but, above all, implementation of protocols for environmental management of ports, already signed, and which are of enormous value in terms of economic and commercial development of the South-east Europe area.

These themes, dear to the European Union, constitute the heart of a project approved and funded (2.300.000 euro) by the Managing Authority of the South-East Europe (SEE) Transnational Cooperation Programme that is called TEN ECOPORT and will be officially presented in Bari, at the Cruise Terminal of the Port of Bari, on Friday, December 7th, at 9:30 am.

The TEN ECOPORT project, assigned to the Polytechnic of Bari as the Lead Partner and scientific manager, will be implemented over a two-year period (October 2012 - September 2014).

Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania are the 7 countries of the South-East Europe that participate in the project. More specifically, the project involves in its activities the ports of Bari, Barletta, Monopoli, Brindisi, Bar, Dubrovink, Bourgas and Varna, Constantsa, Patras, Igoumenitsa and Durres. At the same time, a large number Universities, research institutes and port authorities collaborate for the achievement of the objectives of the project: Polytechnic of Bari - Lead Partner; Levante Port Authority, Port Authority of Brindisi; Universus Csei (Italy), Technological Educational Institute of Epirus; Igoumenitsa Port Authority, Patras Port Authority (Greece); National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (Bulgaria); National Institute of Marine Geology and GeoEcology, Naval Authority of Costantsa (Romania); Institute of Marine Biology - University of Montenegro, Port of Bar Holding Company (Montenegro), Dubrovnik Port Authority (Croatia), Polytechnic University of Tirana, Port Authority of Durres (Albania).

The event will start with the presentation of the contents of the TEN ECOPORT project, while the cooperation between the countries of Southeast Europe will become the focal point of the discussions that will follow. For this reason, important personalities representing national, regional and local authorities and institutions have been invited. During the afternoon session is mostly dedicated to the representatives of Port Authorities whose experiences related to environmental policy will be presented and discussion with other stakeholders of the involved countries will be held.

The event is organized by the Polytechnic of Bari in collaboration with La Biennale Habitat 2012, an international initiative that promotes the protection and enhancement of the Adriatic and Ionian territories in the development of the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region, and the Ecological and Scientific Association "Mareamicoā€¯, active since 1989, and with the support of the Levante Port Authority in Bari.

 

Published online by: KIC Lab

 

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