Within the framework of the opinion on "Regeneration of Port Cities and Port Areas" led by Mr Stanislaw Szwabski, Member of Gdynia City Council, the European Committee of the Regions jointly with the Maltese Presidency are cooperating to put that matter on the European agenda.For centuries, ports and their cities developed hand in hand, the port generating prosperity for the city. Relationships between ports and cities have also evolved.
Globalisation and consolidation of the terminal industry, port concentration and the growth of cities have intensified this challenging relationship between ports and urban authorities. Whilst ports can play a role in urban logistics and the smart city concept, the impact of port industrial activities is one of the most sensitive issues in the relationship between ports and cities. This workshop will include testimonies from cities, port authorities and terminal operators on what kind of challenges and opportunities have to be faced to revitalize port cities and areas. Representatives of the European Commission will explain how the Union can support these projects from different angles. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to know more on best practices related to the promotion of ports and cities synergies to achieve integrated territorial development.
This workshop is co-organized in closed cooperation with the EFIP, ECSA, ESPO, FEPORT and the AIVP whose representatives will enrich the discussion. Registration will be opened by mid-April.