Championing the case for Small & Medium sized ports through increased cross border capacity
What is FLIP?
FLIP (Fostering Long-term Initiatives for Ports) is a €3,8m crossborder project 50% co-financed by ERDF (European Regional Development Funds) under the Interreg IVA France(Channel)-England territorial cooperation Programme.
Who are the FLIP partners?
FLIP brings together a partnership of 9 public and private organisations, namely:
• Département des Côtes d’Armor
• Université du Havre
• Association des ports locaux de la Manche
• Syndicat Mixte du port de Dieppe
• Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Côte d’Opale
• Newhaven Port and Properties (NPP)
• Canterbury City Council
• Torbay Council
What is FLIP all about?
FLIP aims to:
• strengthen and increase cooperation between ports, businesses and port towns;
• foster long-term cross-border collaboration between small and medium sized ports along the Channel, promoting innovation and the diversification of port activities;
• ensure that port masterplanning takes into account the exigencies of the ports´ communities and is in line with local authorities´ development strategies.
What will FLIP deliver?
Before June 2015 FLIP will:
• share experience on port masterplanning;
• investigate how small & medium sized ports in the Channel area can diversify their activities and new Business Models can be developed for the sustainable redevelopment of redundant harbour buildings;
• analyse opportunities in the cruise sector focusing on the port partners´ capacity to engage and respond to industry requirements that can lead to greater frequentation;
• look at opportunities for Leisure Boat development;
• verify the possibility to develop a Maritime Heritage and Information Centre by utilizing an historic harbour infrastructure for non-maritime use;
• study how to optimize port infrastructure for future uses, including Operation & Maintenance services for the offshore wind industry;
• define potential renewable energy sources for the participating ports.