European Maritime Safety Agency
Community agencies: partners in
Parallel Session A “lesson learnt”
Phare project for BG and RO
2005-2006 for a value of 100.000 €
 46 BG and 43 RO
Phare project for CR and TK
2006-2007 for a value of 200.000 €
 81 CR and 76 TK
CARDS project for Western Balkans
2007-2008 for a value of 50.000 €
 20 AL, 14 MT,
4 BH, 2 SB and 1 FYROM
Phare project for CR and TK
2008 for a value of 100.000 €
 42 CR and 33 TK
Current project
IPA project for Candidate and potential candidates
2009-2011 for a value of 300.000 €
Well advanced implementation!
General aim of the project
The strengthening of the compliance of IPA countries’
legislation with the EU acquis in the field of maritime
safety, security and pollution prevention is the first and
main objective of this project.
Specific actions
Organising explanatory meetings to update local
authorities on the application and the evolution of EU
maritime legislation (ideally one per year in each IPA
country with a coastline). Including an info day open to
shipowners, agents, navy, etc…
Organising training activities to be delivered by a
reputable training institute contracted following a tender
Specific actions
Inviting national experts from IPA countries to
participate in specific meetings, conferences, working
groups, etc, organised by EMSA in Lisbon and which are
normally attended only by E.U. Member States;
Organising technical meetings in EMSA on specific
subjects identified in coordination with the beneficiary
Lesson learnt
Peculiarity of transport modes:
-Ministry of transport or/and infrastructure
-Maritime administration
-Ministry of environment
It has an impact on the project’s development as it saves
a lot of money!
Lesson learnt
Contacts/flow of information:
-Focal points in the administrations
-Quarterly newsletter
-Try to cover the various sectors of the administration
Quick and reliable information – names of participants reimbursement procedures!
Lesson learnt
Where events should be organised:
-In the country (growing number)
Events in the country allows to meet the civil society!
Lesson learnt
-English is the maritime language
-No need to translate any document or brochure
-Need of suitable candidates for trainings
It has an impact on the project’s development!

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