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"Island Transport Connectivity and the Green Transformation of the Shipbuilding Industry"


28 Jun 2012 13:00


European Parliament

Event Type

L - Conference, forum


Climate & Environment

Event Location


Event Description

"Island Transport Connectivity and the Green Transformation of the Shipbuilding Industry"
Thursday 28 June, 15:00 - 18:30
European Parliament Brussels
hosted by MEP Nikos Chrysogelos
with the participation of Commissioner Maria Damanaki (DG MARE)
15.00 - 15.10: MEP Nikos Chrysogelos, welcome speech
Session 1 - Island Connectivity
15.10 - 15.25: Jaroslaw Kotowski (TEN-T Executive Agency, European Commission), Opportunities and challenges for the development of Motorways of the Sea projects in South-East Europe.
15.25 - 15.40: Szymon Oscislowski (Marco Polo Programme Manager, European Commission, DG MOVE), Marco Polo grants on short-sea shipping routes.
15.40 - 15.55: Patrick Anvroin (Director, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, CPMR), Recommendations for Integrating the EU Islands in the Motorways of the Sea.
15.55 - 16.10: Christian Pleijel (European Small Islands Federation (ESIN), Improvement of public transport services in small and insular islands; prospects and obstacles.
16.10- 16.30: Q&A, discussion
Session 2 - Green Transformation of the Shipbuilding Industry
16.30 - 16.45: Commissioner Maria Damanaki (time of intervention to be confirmed)
16.45 - 17.00: Wolfgang Hehn (DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission), European Commission initiatives on the greening of the shipbuilding industry and the conversion of shipyards.
17.00 - 17.15: Torsten Klimke (European Commission, DG Move, Maritime Transport Policy), Looking at the demand side: The need for greener ships.
17.15 - 17.30: Reinhard Lüken (Secretary General, SEA Europe, Ships and Maritime Equipment Association), Improvement of technological fields for new products and new services for the shipbuilding sector.
17.30 - 17.45: Francisco del Castillo (Fundación SOERMAR), Eco-Refitec Project
17.45 – 18.00: Nikitas Nikitakos (University of the Aegean), Green offshore structures: giving a viable approach to European shipyards
18.00- 18.10: MEP Nikos Chrysogelos, closing remarks
18.10 -18.30: Q&A, discussion
Simultaneous interpretation: English, French, Spanish, Greek.


PES - Party of European Socialists
Press and Communications Officer
Europe Jacques Delors
(Junior) Policy Analyst Ocean
Cruise Lines International Association
Policy Officer
European Institute of Peace
Research Consultants
International Association for Democracy (IAD)
Lobbying Officer (voluntary)