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Program Agreement of HIT/CERTH & Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy


Strengthening the Public Policy for coastal and maritime transport

Program Agreement was signed between the Ministry of Maritime affairs and Insular policy and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), aimed at the implementation of the project entitled "Study of Coastal and Maritime Transportation System Reform" in the framework of integrated Act of Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 "Upgrading and Modernization of Operations of the Ministry of Maritime affairs and Insular policy". 

The initial meeting of cooperation between the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and HIT/CERTH took place on 30/03/2021, within the presence of the Minister of Maritime affairs and Insular policy Ioannis Plakiotakis, Secretary General of Ports and Port Policy Evangelos Kyriazopoulos and other official representatives of the Ministry. The Vice President of CERTH and Director of HIT Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris, together with the assoc. Professor of the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus and Head of the Department of Maritime and Air Transport, Environmental and Economic Issues of CERTH/HIT Dr. Maria Boile represented HIT/CERTH.

The aim of the Study is to strengthen the public policy for coastal and maritime transport in order to:

  • simplify the procedures for the approval and subsidization of ferry services
  • upgrade the quality of services
  • design of announcement system procedures – information on coastal transportation of passengers and cargo shipping to interested parties
  • and preparation of an action plan for the coordination of activities among the central government, local authorities and businesses.

 The scope of the study is the public policy for Maritime transport related to the design, monitoring and evaluation of barren lines. During the meeting, the objectives, the methodology and the timetable of the study were presented.


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