Fostering Term Initiatives in Ports

Cross border cooperation supporting the development of small & medium sized ports


FLIP launch event, Fécamp

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.

FLIP / APLM workshop "“European Local ports: How is the European Maritime Policy ranking them?"

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.

EU Maritime news

A new report on EU support to small-scale coastal fisheries by Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) has just been published.

The European Commission and the Georgian Ministries of Economy and Sustainable Development and of Environment and Natural Resources Protection will host the “4th Black Sea Stakeholder Conference” in Batumi, Georgia on 15 September 2017.

Monaco's iconic Oceanographic Museum will be the suitable stage, when on 27 July, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella launches the global campaign "World Aquariums Against Marine Litter" together with HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and in the presence of the Executive Director of UN Environment, Mr Erik Solheim, and the CEO of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Mr Doug Cress.

La Commission a décidé aujourd'hui d'adresser des avis motivés à la Bulgarie, à la Croatie, à Chypre, à la Finlande et à la Grèce pour manquement à l'obligation de notifier la transposition complète dans leur législation nationale des dispositions de l'UE établissant un cadre pour la planification de l'espace maritime (directive 2014/89/UE).

On 17th July, Fisheries Ministers of the EU will discuss in Council, the Commission Communication that sets out its principles for healthy and profitable fishing quotas for 2018.