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Evaluation of the Regulation (EU) N° 1315/2013 on Union Guidelines for the development of a trans-European transport network

The studies have been carried out for the European Commission and express the opinions of the organisations having undertaken them. The views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission’s views. The European Commission does not guarantee… Read more »

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Docks the Future presents the Network of Excellence

Docks the Future presents the Network of Excellence The Network of Excellence – output of Docks the Future Project –  gathers the most innovative ports willing to team up and take actions to support the maritime community in developing innovative projects and in achieving their sustainable targets, based on the opportunities deriving from funding programmes… Read more »

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Rise of Asian Economic Powers: Europe needs a robust strategy towards Asia

1 According to The Guardian Report, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says end of US-led global system and Europe needs a robust strategy for Asia. The Asian century may have arrived marking the end of a US-led global system, the EU’s foreign affairs chief has said amid a growing discussion in Europe on how… Read more »

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Sustainability: the focus of development in ports

The Sustainable Future Ports Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. The sustainable future port is a concept considering not only to the economical scope but also the environmental and social scopes. The concept of “Sustainability” for ports is the integration of the environmentally friendly methods… Read more »

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Port-City Redevelopment and the Circular Economy Agenda in Europe

By Reza Karimpour In the era of globalisation, our world is in transition and there are challenges every day, such as climate change, and natural resource depletion. These environmental challenges threaten our lives and necessitate taking measures to transition toward resilient and reliable low-carbon developments. In this context, sustainability has recently gained substantial attention across sectors. In the face… Read more »

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The European Green Deal: New Opportunities for Port Cities?

20 Apr 2020 Stephan Hauser With the European Green Deal made public last December, the new European Commission took the first steps to transforming Europe into the first climate neutral continent by 2050. The Green Deal offers a wide range of climate policies and measures that directly affect European cities and citizens. Whereas port cities are high… Read more »

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European Port Cities in Transition: Moving Towards More Sustainable Sea Transport Hubs

Seaports, as part of urban centers, play a major role in the cultural, social and economic life of the cities in which they are located, and through the links, they provide to the outside world. Port-cities in Europe have faced significant change, first with the loss of heavy industry, emergence of Eastern European democracies, and the widening of… Read more »

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Save-The-Date – ESPO Conference 2020: A Green Deal for European Ports, their Cities and their Citizens

ESPO is organising its 17th Annual Conference on 28-29 May 2020. This 17th edition of the ESPO Conference is kindly hosted by the Port of Oslo.   On 11 December, the European Commission published the European Green Deal, laying out a commitment for Europe to become the world’s first net zero emission continent by 2050. The Green Deal also refers to increased emission… Read more »

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EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries hosts first EU-China Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans

In Brussels, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will host the first ‘Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans’. The Forum, established under the Ocean Partnership between the EU and China in July 2018, will bring together EU and Chinese stakeholders. They will help shape future actions in the areas covered by the Ocean Partnership, such as ocean… Read more »