Innovative approach to ecology was discussed by prominent experts at the invitation of BPI Co.

04 Април 2018


Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) hosted the Second Steering Committee Meeting on the project Environmental Protection of Areas Surrounding Ports using Innovative Learning Tools for Legislation – (ECOPORTIL), held in Sofia on 2nd and 3rd of April 2018. The partners from Greece, Albania and Bulgaria discussed the improvement of the environmental quality of the adjacent seaports in the region of the Balkans – Mediterranean, as well the expected results from the implementation of the innovative approach to ecology, set in the project.

BPI Co. presented the project to stakeholders, academia and research, and business. The joint discussions on environmental protection in port areas will continue in October 2018 in Albania, where the next partner’s meeting will take place. 

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. In the course of the project implementation, environmental monitoring will be improved through advanced ICT methods and tools.