The FLIP project was launch in Fecamps. Partners met formally for the fist time where representatives of the FLIPm partner partners had the opportunity to present their planned studies and events. As part of an innovative consultation mechanism, partners were invited to provide input to each others studies and event preparations. The first partner steering committee met and discussed issues such as reporting, procurement the preparation of terms of reference, prior experience from each of the partner ports.
Fostering Term Initiatives in Ports
Cross border cooperation supporting the development of small & medium sized ports
The event was hosted in Brussels with a view to raising the profile of small & medium sized ports within the emerging EU Maritime and ports policies. With a new strategy framework for the development of local ports emerging in the fields of marine renewables energies and short sea shipping, local and regional ports need to feel that they too have a place in this new policy framework at the European level.