|Contact person:||Athanassios Christopoulos|
The Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean (YEN) is a public authority. Its main activities are (1) shipping planning and policy issues; (2) maritime affairs planning and policy covering the technical inspection of port and port infrastructure; and (3) resources and management issues in the Aegean. It is the state authority for the supervision of all ports in Greece, including the Greek ports in the Adriatic. Its technical expertise is supported by its ongoing cooperation with Centres of Excellence, such as the Centre for Innovation at University of Patras and the associated Science & Technology Park.
YEN personnel have extensive experience in policies, services and enforcement programmes and support efforts for improving the port mechanisms at Ionian ports, including the ports of Kerkyra and Igoumenitsa that belong to the Adriatic area. Major areas of planned improvement include Port infrastructure, Port services, implementation of policies, enforcement and Travel Assistance. It will use its experience for achieving successful design and operation of the planned policies and improvements in port services to be developed in the project.
YEN will provide to the project the knowledge and experience required in policy planning, programme design and assessment for port operations, passenger assistance and policies regarding passenger and tourist travel in its ports, especially in Igoumenitsa and its interaction with the other ports in the Adriatic. Through its port administration all over Greece, it will be the enabling agent for achieving increased sea transport interaction and mobility in the region.