Successfully organized by OLKE SA 4 & 5 December, the Conference and the Workshop within the program EL-PORT-AL. During the first day of the conference held 4/12/13 for joint environmental actions ports Corfu - Igoumenitsa - Saranda and attended by delegations from the three ports , the Port Authority , the Region of Ionian Islands , Corfu Municipality , Environmental Organisations and Associations and stakeholders involved with the operations of the port .

The second day 12/05/13 , the workshop took place, in which it was analyzed in detail the specific application of the environmental management system for each of the three ports , the achievements up to date on the environmental certifications , issues on saving energy and resources, and the future goals for full compliance with international practice .

In particular, the objectives of the weekend - achieved in a great part- are summarized as follows :

  • Further enhancement and strengthening of ties between the Port of Corfu - Igoumenitsa - Sarande
  • Need for Integration of water resources system
  • Exchange of Knowledge and Information - Suggestions for better functioning of environmental systems,
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the environmental situation by focusing on the improvement of the marine environment of the port and the region of the Ionian Sea , by comparing environmental indicators and measurements
  • Dissemination of information to create Environmental Library for environmental actions and practices adopted and inform the public with articles and newsletters via the Website (

The participants in the workshop had the opportunity to learn inter alia specifically for technical measurement issues of biodiversity ports from V. Tselentis , Professor of Marine Environment of the University of Piraeus with examples of other ports to Greek and European level , and to focus on cooperating with the prospect of ' understanding ' of the three Ports - Cities, as aptly presented by Mr. A. Koskinas , President of the Association of Environmental Protection Corfu with historical references to the importance of the wider region in the past but today with the " Adriatic- Ionian " on Primary Sector , transferring equivalent under the more general context of ecological perception and tourist development , without losing the overall identity of the region .

The benefits of the program EL-PORT-AL, will be visible in the immediate future with the implementation of projects and interventions by the ports in their facilities.



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