ESPO News Monthly overview – March 2015

Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, Organisations — By on April 1, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Piraeus Coastal ships terminal

 

Athens, 21 – 22 May 2015 – ESPO Conference? What else? 30-03-2015

30-03-2015

On 21 and 22 May, ESPO is holding its Annual Conference in Athens, hosted by the Port of Piraeus.
For those who have never attended this not to-be-missed annual gathering of over 220 representatives of port industry and EU policy makers, or for those who are still making up their minds, we have lined up some good arguments to help convince you to join us in Athens.

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Transport associations warn against risks of shifting CEF money to EFSI

11-03-2015
In view of this week’s Transport Council, the debate on the 2015 Annual Growth Survey, and transport policy’s contribution to EU Competitiveness, growth and jobs, a group of EU transport associations have voiced  concerns on the way the European Union is tackling transport infrastructure financing and development.
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The European Federation of Inland Ports is looking for a new Director
11-03-2015
The European Federation of Inland Ports, the official voice of more than 200 inland ports in 18 countries, is looking for a new Director.
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ESPO gives support to Pan-European Dialogue on Cruise
09-03-2015
The Pan-European Dialogue was launched by the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, at  a conference in Brussels on 5 and 6 March, which brought together over 300 representatives from the  costal tourism sector, port authorities and cruise operators.
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Prioritise inland waterways – Court of Auditors report
09-03-2015
EU member states need to prioritise inland waterway projects as part of a sustainable transport policy, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).
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ESPO starts work on ‘six pack’ of good practices for European Cruise Ports
04-03-2015
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)  has identified a set of key challenges for  European Cruise Ports  that it will seek to develop into a set of good practices for the sector.
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European ports boost of energy: come and discover it yourself at the ESPO Conference 2015
03-03-2015
On 21 and 22 May, ESPO is holding its Annual Conference in Athens, hosted by the Port of Piraeus. The theme of this year’s conference is: No ports no energy; no energy, no ports.
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ESPO Award 2015

Submissions welcome:

Does your port engage with local schools and universities? Then you could be the next ESPO Award winner!
16-12-2014
This year, the 7th ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports will address  projects that seek to constructively engage local schools and universities with the work of the port for the benefit of the wider community.
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Calendar

ESPO meetings

Executive Committee

  • 14 April 2015, Helsinki

Technical Committees

Maritime Affairs Committee/Performance Indicators Workshop

  • Autumn 2015, London

Intermodal, Logistics and Industry Committee

  • 9-10 April 2015, Hamburg

Sustainable Development Committee

  • 22-23 April 2015, Tallinn

Port Governance Committee

  • 15 April 2015, Helsinki

Economic Analysis and Statistics Committee/PORTOPIA Workshop

  • 29-30 April 2015, Ports of Bremen

Trade Facilitation Committee

  • 12 May, Brussels

General Assembly

  • 20 May, Athens

EU meetings

European Council

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

  • 8 June 2015, Luxembourg
  • 11-12 June 2015, Brussels 

Environment Council

  • 15 June, Luxembourg

European Parliament

Plenary Session

  • 15-16 April 2015, Brussels
  • 27-30 April 2015, Strasbourg

Transport Committee

  • 13-14 April 2015, Brussels

Environment Committee

  • 13-14 April 2015, Brussels
  • 16 April 2015, Brussels

 

Conferences and events

Events organised and supported by ESPO

ESPO Conference 2015,  21-22 May 2015, Piraeus

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