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Bastia: The place of the circular economy in the port spaces in a symposium at the museum

Bastia: The place of the circular economy in the port spaces in a symposium at the museum

How to manage the different activities within the same confined space? What are the constraints and impacts that can be mitigated? How will the port of the future be and how will it fit into the urban environment and the life of the city?


 So many questions and points raised by the speakers through the examples presented: La Rochelle, Fos / mer, Livorno.

 This seminar was organized within the framework of the European BlueConnect project “Connecting micro-SMEs to high-potential maritime markets” launched in February 2017. It aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial fabric of small and medium-sized enterprises in the three port activity sectors. pleasure and yachting; logistics; cruises and ferries.

 Several themes were therefore discussed, such as the challenges of the circular economy for port territories and the different Port Strategies in waste management.


 “The Blue Connect project is part of the Interref” Italy-France Maritime “program for which the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haute-Corse” has been particularly active for a few years as a full partner. or active in working groups for projects mainly supported by the OTC “, as he emphasized at the opening of the conference Stefanu Venturini, Vice President of ICC 2B, President of the Bastia Commercial Port Commission and chairman of the Grand Port Project Committee.


 This project began in February 2017 and will end in the first quarter of 2019. The Mediterranean Sea Pole, based in Toulon, is organized around 7 French and Italian partners from 5 Mediterranean regions. “The CCI of Bastia and Haute-Corse, through its ports, fully subscribes to this approach and is associated regularly with think tanks and working groups that deal with these issues, to continually feed on good practices. and duplicate them when possible, on its platforms “continues S. Venturini. “The themes that brought us together today, the blue economy, the circular economy and the smart port are at the center of our concerns. So we will work in the coming months, still under the cross-border cooperation, on the problem of waste and noise nuisance especially through Impatti no, Decibel, Mon Acumen and List Port programs.


 Among the speakers, Christophe Avellan, deputy director of the Mediterranean Sea Cluster, leader of the Blue Connect project, spoke about the circular economy in the ports of commerce and their territory, Camille Fabre, Regional Director of the ADEME Corsica which has presented the concept of circular economy and its application in a port territory, Jean-Marc Palazzi, director of the Office of the Environment of Corsica which has, meanwhile, presented the approach “Clean Ports” in marinas in Corsica.

 Coming from Livorno, Matteo Bocci, expert in blue economy presented the concept of blue economy as defined by the European Commission and the role of ports in this economy and also presented the project of cooperation “WestMed” as well as examples of projects on the development of sustainable maritime activities and the protection of ecosystems in the Mediterranean and in different European regions.


 CNI took the pulse of Blue Connect …

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