FLIP final event - Brussels - Wednesday 27th May, 2015


10:00 Registration and Refreshments


Welcome and introduction from the Moderator: Howard Holt


Opening session

Welcoming address Alain Bazille, Vice President responsible for infrastructure, transport and ports, Département de Seine-Maritime

Gesine Meissner, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas

Cllr Nicole Amil, Chair of the Harbour Committee, Torbay Council

Background on FLIP project: Jean Pierre Lucas, Deputy Director General, Infrastructure and Mobility, Conseil départemental de la Seine-Maritime


Session 1- Local ports : decision making tools developped within the FLIP project

Presentation of decision making tools developed in the framework of FLIP project

Socio-economic study of the 14 ports of the APLM : aims and methodology : Nathalie Dumay

Socio-economic impact of Channel ports on their communities - Torbay Council: Kevin Mowat

Flow Modelling : presentation of the projects undertaken by ISEL : Valérie Cans

Feedback from partners

Conseil départemental de la Seine-Maritime Marc Nannarone 
Logistics modelling and flow projections in small & medium sized ports through the FLIP SAM model - Emmanuel PertinUniversity of Le Havre
12:15 Buffet lunch (12:15 - 13:15)


Session 2 - Diversification of port activities and the management of infrastructures : Added value of the Interreg IV(A) FLIP project 

Port master planning : exchange of best practices with Torbay & Newhaven and the Conseil General du Cotes d'Armor Christophe Marques

Sharing knowledge on quay resistance and corrosion studies: Didier Jegou, Conseil départemental de la Seine-Maritime

Re-purposing of traditional European small and medium sized ports and harbours: the benefits of working cross border - John Davison - Port and Harbour Project Engineer for Whitstable & Ramsgate

Reorganisation of fishing areas Boulogne-sur-Mer : André Hiard, CCI Côte d’Opale  


Coffee break / pause cafe 


Session 3 - Round table on crossborder cooperation opportunities for Interreg V

European Commission perspectives on blue growth and innovationJuan Ronco, DG Maritime and Fisheries

European Commission priorities for European Territorial Cooperation 2014-2020 - Charles White, DG Regional and Urban Policy external expert

Circular economy and port cities : applications, issues and future prospects : Nicolas Mat, Laboratoire de Génie de l'Environnement Industriel, Ecole des Mines d’Alès

An Interreg project proposal and discussion : Emmanuel Pertin, ISEL

APLM project proposals : Nathalie Dumay

  • Circular economy : a new opportunity for ports ?
  • Development of cruise offers in the channel area
  • Port infrastructure : maintenance challenges of shared property



Moderators conclusion: Howard Holt

Lead Partner conclusion : Jean Pierre Lucas, Conseil départemental de la Seine-Maritime


End of the day