Kick-off meeting for EU project

The participants of the kick-off meeting stand together for a group picture.
The participants of the kick-off meeting in Klaipėda (from left to right): Svetlana Korniushina (Project Officer at Joint Secretariat, Interreg South Baltic Programme 2021–2027), Julia Kosiek (Motus Foundation), Alexandr Silonosov (Blekinge Institute of Technology), Ligita Venckuviene (Klaipeda State Seaport Authority), Algimantas Zygus (Klaipeda State Seaport Authority), Evelina Grigaite (Klaipeda State Seaport Authority), Laima Gerlitz (Wismar UAS), Lawrence Henesey (Blekinge Institute of Technology), Stefan Jankowski (Maritime University of Szczecin), Marcin Grieger (Euro-Terminal Real Estate Świnoujście), Marcin Przywarty (Maritime University of Szczecin), Erika Zavackiene (Klaipeda Science and Technology Park). (Source: EPC / Laima Gerlitz)
Laima Gerlitz from the EPC discusses enthusiastically with the participants.

On 05 and 06 October, all project partners met in Lithuania's only port city Klaipėda to jointly discuss the first course settings for the three-year project duration.

The idea and concept for "decarbonising small port ecosystems for efficient environmental and energy management in the Southern Baltic Sea along "Fit for 55"" builds, among others, on the "Connect2SmallPorts" project, which ended in 2022.

"Fit for 55" is the new EU climate protection package adopted this year to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. Within this framework, the project partners in the Baltic Sea region are networking to also make small and medium-sized ports in the southern Baltic Sea region fit for disruptive change through the use of digital tools and knowledge transfer.

The approval of the project is primarily also due to Dr Christopher Meyer, who actively dealt with the topic in the last year of his doctorate and led the project application to success.


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