Second Steering Committee meeting within the EU-funded TRACECA Maritime Safety and Security II Project

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The Second Steering Committee meeting of the European Union (EU) funded TRACECA Maritime Safety and Security II Project took place in Kiev (Ukraine) on January 27th, 2016. The meeting organised by NTU brought together officials from maritime and port administrations of the partner countries of the TRACECA Maritime Safety and Security II Project as well as representatives of European Union and EMSA. It offered the opportunity to discuss the project's important achievements and way forward. Partner countries presented progress achieved in the implementation of the project's objectives, namely to make shipping safer, more secure and environment friendly. The meeting was also an opportunity to present the participants with perspectives on improving the human resources management performance within existing limited resources presented by NTU Expert. The Project TRACECA Maritime Safety and Security II was initially launched by the European Commission in January 2013 for a duration of three years and has recently been extended until June 2016. The Project aims at supporting the approximation of EU legislation and further ratification and implementation of international conventions in the domains of maritime safety and security as well as improving the level of quality and coordination of maritime administrations in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea partner countries. Project partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. During its lifetime the Project has delivered: ? 26 missions to beneficiary countries (bilateral and multilateral meetings) ? 5 Project presentations at international and regional events ? 17 regional and national workshops, seminars and trainings ? 11 grants to the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy ? 3 Mock audits to beneficiary countries The overall number of the Project events attendees is more than 500. Please visit the TRACECA Maritime Safety and Security II webpage for more information about the Project activities For more information please contact: Ms. Katsiaryna SYRAYEZHKINA, Communication Expert (