NTU along with the consortium partner GTZ has been shortlisted for the EuroMed Regional Transport project, Integrated Maritime Policy for the Mediterranean.
The implementation of tasks is foreseen to last 24 months. The overall value of the project is 1,5 Mln EUR. The main objective of the integrated maritime policy is to maximise the use of the sea whilst maintaining a viable sustainable environment. This contract focuses on the impact of the different policies that are deployed on the seas, be it environment, transport, energy, research, fisheries, security, etc. This requires cross-border and cross-sectoral work. The project's objective is to promote such an integrated approach to maritime affairs also in the EuroMed partner countries and assist the Mediterranean partner countries with implementing it. The project shall consist of 2 main elements: — a number of meetings and workshops need to be organised for relevant ministries and public bodies and other stakeholders, to raise awareness in all the different sectors involved and achieve a real cross-sectoral approach, — technical assistance should be provided by experts to the administrations of the beneficiary countries in their preparation to adhere to the principles of the IMP in their administration and policy-making frameworks.