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Steering Committee, 6th Technical Meeting and Training Actions

Steering Committee, 6th Technical Meeting and Training Actions 5th, 6th and 7th of November 2014 in Rome
The partners of the MED-PCS Project met in Rome, headquarters of one of the partners, RAM, from the 5th to the 7th of November 2014.
On the 5th of November a Training Action was carried out:
- “E-navigation Initiative and PCS” by the University of the Aegean.
- “Benchmark of PCS in Europe” by UNINA.
The Steering Committee and the 6th Technical Meeting took place on the 6th of November. In the Steering Committee issues related to the 3rd and the 4th Certifications, the Budget, the Final Conference and Capitalization Activities of the Project were dealt with.
During the 6th Technical Meeting monitoring of the WP1, WP2 and WP4 of the Project was carried out: Progress Reports, Interim External Evaluation, Website promotion, use of Virtual Forum, Databases, local Dissemination Events, next editions of the Newsletters, Communication and Dissemination Reports, development of the Training Methodology.
Special attention was paid to the development of the Port Community System in each of the four Ports partners of the Project and to the Information Exchange System together with their corresponding Pilots.
On the 7th of November a Training session on use of the MED-PCS Platform was performed by RAM.

The Port of Tarragona holds the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) Workshop

On the19th September, 2014 the Port of Tarragona was the scene of the first workshop for members of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), the entity succeeding the European Port Community System Association (EPCSA). The general director of the Port of Tarragona, Francesc Sánchez, welcomed the attendees and explained the potentials of port infrastructures, as well as future challenges for development.
Within the framework of this seminar, also presented was the European project Promotion of Port Community System in Mediterranean Traffic (MED-PCS), which has lead and coordinated the Port of Tarragona for over a year with the objective of improving efficiency in maritime transport. This project is an initiative of the European Union, which works towards effective implementation of what is known as the Port Community Systems of the four member ports of this project: Cartegena Port Authority, Levante Port Authority (Italy), Igoumenista Port Authority (Greece), together with the Tarragona Port Authority.
At this IPCSA members workshop debates took place regarding issues relative to both Port Community Systems and the initiative “Track and Trace”.
IPCSA integrates various operators of Port Community Systems.
Furthermore, on the 18th September, 2014 the Executive Committee of IPCSA met at the Port of Tarragona to deal with management issues relative to IPCSA and to revise a number of further proposals.

Joint Communication Training

Last 2nd and 3rd of June was held in Bled (Slovenia) the Joint Communication Training, which was co-organized by transnational programs in the Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe. MED-PCS Project represented by Tarragona Port Authority and more than 100 other representatives of more than 60 projects, participated in it. The event was a unique opportunity to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between SEE and MED through different possibilities of networking programs, and the creation of an open space to create synergies between projects focused on the same subject.

During the two days of training, different sessions on Communication Strategies were held with the following objectives: establishing Communications strategies; how to use social media and new trends of online communication; how to organize the "Closing Events"; how to better “sell” your project results in the best possible way and finally how to feed results into EU Policies.

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