BPI Co. gathers international experts on the ECOPORTIL project in Sofia

22 Март 2018


TheThe Second Project Steering Committee Meeting in the framework of the recently launched project Environmental Protection of Areas Surrounding Ports using Innovative Learning Tools for Legislation – ECOPORTIL will be held on 2nd and 3rd of April 2018 in Sofia. Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) in the capacity of project partner is the organizer of the event.

Experts from Greece, Cyprus, Albania and Bulgaria will plan forthcoming activities under the project to improve the environmental quality of ports and surrounding coastal areas in the Balkans and the Mediterranean. On 3rd of April 2018 BPI Co. will also present the project to stakeholders. Within the framework of the event, key issues related to environmental protection in the adjacent port areas, project activities and expected results will be discussed.

ECOPORTIL project is approved for funding under the Balkan – Mediterranean Transnational Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of the environment of ports and surrounding coastal areas by supporting their sustainability through of advanced methodologies and good practices in line with European and national legislation. Among the tasks of the project is the achievement of sustainable maritime sector able to balance between the needs of shipping transportation, the commercial port activities and the environmental protection measures and EU/national legislation. Another important project task is to achieve sustainable Blue growth, the main goal of Europa 2020 strategy. In the course of the project implementation, environmental monitoring will be improved through advanced ICT methods and tools.