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TEN ECOPORT - Transnational ENhancement of ECOPORT8 network

In recent years, ports are the hub-point of the Core Regional Transport Networks, as precursors for the Trans-European Transport network (TEN-T) in the South East Europe (SEE). In this direction, the Control and the application of the Environmental Management System (EMS) have been appointed to Port Authorities. Being the nodes that ensure the environmental sustainability of the intermodal transport networks, Port Authorities were entrusted with the management of the public area in which a lot of external enterprises operate ensuring the economic development of the cities and their environmental quality.

There are two steps to ensure the sustainable development of the sea-corridors: the first one is to work on the implementation of common policies creating same opportunities in the involved countries and not affecting the concurrency among ports. The second one is to verify the quality of the process results, and this is harder to be achieved because of the difficulty in defining the linkage between the implemented processes and the foreseen results.

TEN ECOPORT, which enlarges the existing network established among the ECOPORT 8 ports, is focused on the creation of a permanent discussion platform organized in two levels: - the first one among the Port Authorities aimed at establishing common rules, and - the second one between individual ports and the stakeholders operating within each port area aimed at verifying the process results and proposing amendments of the environmental protocols in the long term.

 SOUTH EAST EUROPE Transnational Cooperation Programme
Priority Axis 2 Protection and improvement of the environment
Area of Intervention 2.2 Improve prevention of environmental risks

Total budget: 2.284.282,00 €
Project duration: 10/2012 - 9/2014

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To work jointly on eco-routes


To provide the decision-makers with the useful tools & policies that will help them plan the future common model for the efficiency of the Trans-European Network corridors