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Over the past years, CFLI has acquired relevant competences in management of European projects that have enabled the Consortium to become one of the most dynamic and proactive actors in EU-funded projects in the sector of logistics and transport.

Complex projects are carried out with the awareness that success is the result of good governance and management of all its activities. A strongly organized approach, knowledge of the best project management techniques and the ability to manage transnational relationships are the main features that make CFLI a concrete implementer and reliable partner in international projects.


MultiAPPRO – Multidisciplinary approach and solutions to development of intermodal transport in region

The European Commission has launched a Freight Transport Logistic Action Plan (COM(2007) 607) that is proposing a series of measures to promote the freight transport logistics, make intermodal transportation more competitive, create a framework which will allow European ports to attract investment for their modernization, put maritime freight transport on an equal footing with other transport modes and review progress made in development of sustainable mobility.

Based on that plan, project MultiAPPRO combines different approaches to reach most of the goals highlighted by the EC. Therefore, overall objective of the project is development of intermodal transport in Adriatic-Ionian region. The first approach is focused on systematic collection and providing solutions to all bottlenecks, both on national or regional level. 

Since White Paper (COM(2011) 144 final) of EC identifies promotion as one of the priority activities in transport development, the next approach innovatively and systematically performs promotion of the intermodal transport in the region and also creates a network of promotional centers. Furthermore, to assure high quality service, project will design specific port quality measures indicators. Investments in the transport infrastructure require exceptional financial means. These are capital projects, in which cost rationalisation is the key for the future competitiveness of that direction. MultiAPPRO project will thus create a model, that will be able to measure the effect of each new investment, in relation to the existing situation, in a simple and logical way. Hence, it will be possible to bring objective and rational decisions about future investments in intermodal infrastructure, in the area of the entire Adriatic-Ionian region. 

Given the above, project outputs include development of two supported transnational cooperation networks: 

1) Intermodal Transport Network 

2) Promotion network as well as a SSS and MoS promotion action plan and a Transport Performance Strategy. 

Intermodal Transport Network will be composed of partner representatives, national authorities and experts working on activities to improve regional intermodal transport while Promotion network will encourage establishment of new Promotion Centres into coordinated work of already existing Centres within European Shortsea Network. Furthermore, SSS and MoS promotion action plan will serve as a strategic document for performing common promotion campaign and finally, Transport Performance Strategy will enable actors to define the effect of any investment by defining the strategy and action plan for future investments in the region.

Number of project partners: 9 (Croatia: Intermodal Transport Cluster, Ploce Port Authority; Greece: National Technical University in Athens, Piraeus Port Authority; Italy: RAM- Autostrade Mediterranee Spa, Codognotto Holding; Slovenia: Ministry of Infrastructure; Montenegro: Port of Bar; Albania: Institute of Transport).

MultiAPPRO project is funded under the Interreg ADRION transnational programme.  

Total budget in EUR: 1.177.060,00

ERDF in EUR: 1,033,635.00

Duration in months: 24 (1.2.2018- 31.1.2020.)


MultiAPPRO questionnaire


This project is supported by the Interreg ADRION Programme funded under the European Regional Development Fund and IPA II fund

MultiAPPRO aims at the development of intermodal transport in the Adriatic-Ionian region targeting at the creation of sustainable growth.

The project intends to establish an Intermodal Transport Network aiming to create a SSS and MoS promotion action plan and a Transport Performance Strategy enabling actors to define the effect of transport investments into logistic chains.

Intermodal Transport Network main goal will be the systematic collection and solution of bottlenecks. In that order, please fill in the questionnaire on the link below. Thank you in advance!




To overcome the multiple existing barriers of efficient intermodal and multimodal transport on the Adriatic Sea, TRANSPOGOOD intends to use smart ICT tools and capitalize on existing practice.

Co-funded by ERDF through the INTERREG Italy-Croatia Programme, TRANSPOGOOD will capitalize the key results of INTERMODADRIA IPA project, build the TRANSPOGOOD platform and its innovative logistics services.

The 18-month project, started in January 2018, relies on a public-private partnership of 8 partners and a budget of 1.170.990,00€.



The project aims to enable key logistics stakeholders (shippers, logistic providers, transport operators and authorities) by developing, testing and making available the following products and services:

  1. Innovative ICT tool (TRANSPOGOOD platform) to find the best solutions for transport services (e.g., best price of combined transport, lower emissions of entire chain, e- procurement tools for maritime transport services, higher bi-directional load factor)
  2. Guidelines and requirements for migrating from current systems and architectures to the TRANSPOGOOD platform also using previous solutions (INTERMODADRIA and other past initiatives carried out on European level) and training for operators to achieve cross-border competences alignment
  3. Profile calculator solutions to monitor logistics and environmental performances, involving cargo flows and operational processes from the point of view of public authorities, e.g.,port authorities, and private intermodal transport operators



Intermodal Transport Cluster (LP – HR)

CFLI – Intermodal Logistics Training Consortium (IT)

Istrian Development Agency – IDA LTD (HR)

Regional Association of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto Region (IT)

Agenzia di Sviluppo, Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Chieti (IT)

Elevante Trading & Consulting S.R.L. (IT)

Port of Zadar Authority (HR)

Port of Ploče Authority (HR)


Contact : [email protected]



The EU-portraits project has the goal of reviewing the current status of the ‘human capital’ employed at ports in relation to the sector’s current and future needs for well educated, trained and qualified staff, who, in view of innovations and technological change, can ensure safe and efficient operations at EU ports to improve competitiveness.

The project supports the DG MOVE (European Commission) in the implementation of what was established  in the Communication issued by the Commission titled “Ports: an engine for growth” (COM(2013) 295 final), which was published following a long consultation process with the social partners.

The Communication identifies several actions to be pursued, including the creation of a Port Sector Social Dialogue committee at the European level. The committee has highlighted the issue that port work is an occupation with a high risk of accidents and health implications for workers. It calls for the launching of a concerted action to examine health and safety, training and qualification challenges in EU ports.

Moreover, the work of the Commission and of the committee is aimed at reviewing European Port Policy.

The project started on 1 December 2013 and ended on 20 April 2016.


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Co-financing programme


The project’s objective is to improve the integration of short sea shipping transport in the logistics chains crossing the Adriatic Sea and, more specifically, the provision of the best environment for the activation of intermodal rail-sea transport services between the ports and their hinterland.

Currently, the Adriatic ports have different levels of accessibility to inland transport infrastructures: even if the ports and national governments have undertaken significant investments to increase accessibility to the railway and the connection to the national rail network, not all the ports are or will be served, even in the medium term, by railway services and infrastructure.

Hence, a clear picture on the available infrastructure and on the policy framework for intermodal transport must be provided in order to avoid the risk that the lack of a modal option on one of the shores entails choosing road transport also on the other one, where on the contrary, modal alternatives have been developed.

Project activities are articulated in the following main areas of action: Market situation analysis, aimed at identifying, in a way that does not distort competition on the market between the operators, the current and forecast origin and destination of freight flows passing through the ports involved in the partnership, focusing firstly on container traffic and secondly on ferry freight traffic.

The findings of the analysis will enable the identification of the transport infrastructure that links the ports both with the origin and destination of the freight flows (port-hinterland).

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Co-financed by the programme:



The topics of the MED.I.T.A project are maritime transport and the connections between ports and freight villages. The project is based on the creation of a network, formed by such entities, that would allow easier and faster handling of goods in the Mediterranean area using low cost technology such as UHF RFID.

The network was set up within the MOS4MOS project promoted by the Port of Livorno and by Interporto Toscano. It is not simply a potential network, but a real procedural and technological one, capable of supporting the process of going beyond national borders specifically in the context of the Motorways of the Sea. With the experimentation foreseen within the project it will be possible to study the origin and destination of the goods as well as the types and quantities transported.

Project partners are from four countries of the MED area: Italy, Spain, Greece and Montenegro.

The project started on 1 February 2013 and continued until the end of May 2015.




Co-financed by:

Progetto Interreg Adriaform

Technical support for the development of a network for the qualification of the human resources in the logistic and transport sector

Project summary

Purpose of the action

PRIORITY AXIS 3: Cooperation strengthening actions Measure 3.1: The project aims to develop an active partnership network, with public, private or partially state-owned entities with the goal of ensuring the assessment of needs in the labour market and the development of high-quality interventions that may facilitate the meeting of the demand and supply of skills in the logistics and transport sector.

The project aims to support the overcoming of the obstacles which are due to the different administrative and management systems for the recognition of Professional qualifications of the human resources employed in the logistics and transport sector. This will be achieved through training processes and the development of a competency system specific for this Sector.

Target groups

The project target groups are: Employment services, public and private training institutions linked to the transport and logistics sector, relevant Port Authorities, Trade Union organisations and Trade associations.

For the human resources, the target groups of the project are: directors of human resources of the above-mentioned institutions, training and training process experts, managers of logistics companies and staff employed in the logistics sector.

Main activities

The creation of an Adriatic network for the development and qualification of human resources in the logistics and transport sectors; an Inter-Adriatic Centre for the development and the qualification of Human Resources in the Adriatic area in the logistics and transport sector; the development of a competency system and the recognition of qualifications in the logistics and transport sector; and the implementation of an international Master’s degree on logistics and transport.


General Objectives:

To develop a partnership network, with public, private or partially state-owned entities which has the purpose of ensuring the necessary connection of the training offer with the labour market and the overcoming of the obstacles which are due to the different administrative and management systems of human resources in the logistics and transport sector;

To define a standard system of professional profiles and skills in the logistics and transport sector with particular reference to the methods for the mutual recognition of professional qualifications;

To homogenise the actions and behaviour for the development of skills in the logistics and transport sector, referring to European programmes, regulations and laws, accompanying the negotiations for accession to the EU of pre-accession countries.

To design and implement an Inter-Adriatic Centre for human resources in the logistics and transport sector specially for supporting skill requirements resulting from the Adriatic corridor, corridor 5 and corridor 8;

Strengthen institutional cooperation between the entities operating in the labour and professional training markets of the Adriatic area so as to adopt common instruments to facilitate the matching of demand and supply in the labour market of the involved Countries;

Specific Objectives:

Promote and launch partnership agreements and Memorandums of Understanding which aim to set up a network of high service and quality standards;

Facilitate the development of the network through the use of network tools and special platforms on the SVILMA Internet, for a systemic management of the services which support the collaborative actions between the different parties operating in the labour market;

Organise a development system for sector skills, as an added value for the Adriatic-Balkans context, closely linked to infrastructure and transport development worldwide and in the far east;

Plan, design and develop the skills management system, by populating the profiles and skills database, integrating it with the technological platform SVILMA;

Design and implement the Inter-Adriatic Centre model for the development of human resources in logistics and transport defining the mission, organisation, direct training actions, the training actions that support the organisation, the required management system, and the technological knowledge management system supporting the services;

Initiate research and study activities capable of anticipating skill requirements in the logistics and transport sector also envisaging the activation of networks with the main European research centres of the sector;

Launch the Master’s Degree course in Integrated Logistics and Intermodal transport with the purpose of developing the skills necessary to take responsibility for logistics management in public and private companies involved in logistics and transport activities.

Disseminate the information to politicians, technicians and the general public through a variety of media: the press, internet, and television.


Direct and indirect beneficiaries

The target groups are:

The staff of public institutions: Employment services, relevant Port Authorities, public and private training institutions linked to the transport and logistics sector and Trade associations.

The directors of human resources of the above-mentioned institutions, the managers of private companies who will be involved in the implementation of an Inter-Adriatic Centre for the development of human resources in the logistics sector, training and training process experts and staff employed in the logistics sector.

The direct beneficiaries are:

Relevant Port Authorities, logistics operators;

The institutions, local administrations, forwarders and their managements

The public local and regional authorities of the Rai regions and of the PAO countries;

The regional employment agencies, public and private training institutions linked to the transport and logistics sector, Trade Union organisations and Trade associations.

Workers and companies or organisations who will be involved in the implementation of the Inter-Adriatic Centre for the development of human resources in the logistics sector. Through the activities to be carried out, the project aims to have a positive effect for the workers and for the companies operating in the logistics sector.

The indirect beneficiaries are:

The employees of local and regional public administrations, the public officials responsible for the organisation and the implementation of transport policies;

Employees of public and private administrations who are responsible for the implementation of social and labour market policies, for education and professional training and for social affairs;

Municipal administrations (council for employment, for social affairs);

Individuals who need professional training in the logistics and transport sector

Managers of organisations or companies operating in the logistics and transport sector.

Final Conference – The “Adriaform” network

for the improvement of information systems…



TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Two technical assistance activities will be carried out:

one week of training for a delegation of the staff of the Durres Port Authority, aimed to provide practical examples and continuous learning tools;

Transfer of the know-how concerning the methodology to be used for the preparation of a catalogue of existing professional profiles at the port, in order to identify the training needs at the Port of Durres.


Transfer of know-how on categorising professional profiles in ports, with the purpose of identifying the training/retraining of the port’s workforce;

Preparation and signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Durres PA and CFLI for the continuation of cooperation activities.

Preparation of guidelines for a technical assistance project on the start-up activities of the Port of Durres training centre, within future cooperation projects.


Dissemination of project content and results;

Dissemination of funding opportunities and of CEI’s activities;

Organization of an international event on training in ports, to be held in Albania.


Project description

The training of staff working in port facilities is becoming increasingly important following the modernisation of infrastructure and of organisational processes in ports, as well as for increasing safety levels in the workplace. Indeed, given its characteristics, the port is a dangerous work environment, where different professional figures who frequently come from different contexts and countries, without sharing a common language, interact. An adequate level of professional training enables to reduce such a risk.

The relevance of professional training in ports has also been acknowledged by the European Commission, which in its Communication on European Port Policy has recognised its primary importance for carrying out port operations safely and efficiently.

To this end, the Commission has identified the need to establish a series of common requirements for the training of port staff, a tool that could also facilitate the recognition of the professional skills of these figures.

The CFLI (Consortium for Intermodal and Logistics Training) is the training structure of the Port Authority of Venice. The Centre’s main function is to meet the training needs of port staff. For this purpose, the CFLI has prepared training courses for the specific professional profiles employed at the ports, also characterised by specific training modules on safety at work.

The PORTRAIN project will facilitate the transfer of these skills to the training centre of the Durres Port Authority, with particular reference to the following topics:

Definition of professional profiles at the port of Durres;

Transfer of know-how concerning the methodologies for the definition of training modules, in particular for safety at work.

Continuous training of staff;

Support for the definition of the development plan of the training centre.

The activities will be carried out through exchange visits, training activities and the support of Italian experts in the management of the training facility of the port of Durres. The project is co-financed by the CEI-KEP programme and has a total budget of €73,900.

The CEI (Central European Initiative) was created in 1989 as an intergovernmental forum for political, economic and cultural cooperation between Member States. The main purpose was to support the transition countries of Central Europe in their gradual access to the European Union. In the second half of the 1990s the participation has been extended to the countries of south-eastern Europe, readjusting the priorities on specific subjects.

CEI has 18 Member States: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The Prime Ministers of Member States meet at the annual CEI Summit in order to decide the political and economic agendas. It is a moment of great visibility for the organisation. Moreover, CEI has launched 13 networks of Focal Points, formed by representatives/experts of the various countries.

The main task is the development of activities which benefit Member States. The work is carried out in subgroups.

CEI cooperates with various international organisations, such as OECD, the Council of Europe, EBRD, World Bank, UNECE and other local actors. Permanent contacts have been established with the EU.

Furthermore, CEI has several Funds available for supporting projects in various sectors of activity, such as:

the CEI Trust Fund at the EBRD, supporting technical cooperation projects, such as assistance through the funding of specific project components (management training, feasibility studies, audits prior to loan requests).

the CEI University Network which supports cooperation between Universities and advanced schools of Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, especially in the context of academic mobility.

the CEI Science and Technology Network with supports the mobility of young scientists of Member States, especially non-EU, to participate in events and relevant training activities and to carry out scientific research.

the Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) co-finances development projects between CEI and the Member States.

the CEI Climate Fund, which promotes projects in the context of climate change and of environmental protection in CEI Member States which are not in the EU.

The CEI KEP programme was created in 2004 to support the transfer of good practices between EU and non-EU countries. The Programme aims to support the economic development of Member States not belonging to the European Union through the transfer of good practices and the funding of technical assistance and capacity building projects in the non-EU countries.

The objectives of the programme are to:

Strengthen economic growth and social development in the non-EU countries;

Support the countries that have recently joined the EU in the transfer of their experience to countries which are in the pre-accession phase;

Promote the principles of cooperation between the Institutions of CEI’s Member States.




The cooperation projects represent nowadays for public institutions an important source of knowledge, specific actions, relationships and additional budget. Their relevance has increased in the years, passing from the empiric experiences to the acquisition of a strategic value in the framework of dedicated policies, in which the top-down definition of the priorities and objectives by the authorities in charge of a cooperation programme is combined with the bottom up project development of the project applicants, aimed at reaching the programme objectives and local, specific goals in order to provide added value to the project.

In the framework of the European cohesion policy, the cooperation activities have gained through the years a relevant position in the global strategy for the European territorial cohesion. From the status of “initiative” of the previous financial periods, the territorial cooperation in the financial period 2007-2013 has achieved the status of “Objective”. Moreover, the transnational cooperation has been included as “Component 2” in the framework of the IPA programme of the European Commission, aimed at assisting the accession to the EU of the candidate countries. This component is one of the two (out of 5) which has been opened to all the pre-accession countries.

The Albanian public bodies are currently facing the need to improve their management and reporting capacities in the cooperation projects, due to the increasing responsibility of the non-EU partners in these domains, and to the more strict controls from the monitoring authorities.

Furthermore, the interest in developing an autonomous capacity of working with a project approach to access additional sources of financing is increasing in these administrations, considering the dedicated budget lines of the IPA funds.

Since 2007, CFLI and the Institute of Transport of the Albanian Ministry of Transport have been jointly involved in different cooperation initiatives, both as project partners and service providers. Currently, the partners have been involved in the project WATERMODE (Programme South East Europe), as service providers for the Venice and Ancona port authorities and the Port of Durres in domains as the implementation of a census on logistics platforms in their countries and the definition of common standards for safety at work. Moreover, in the project CEI KEP (PORTRAIN), implemented in 2009, the Institute of Transport (service provider for the Durres port authority and CFLI (Lead partner) have worked together to define a set of training procedures for port workers. CFLI has a staff with strong know-how related to the development, management and reporting of European projects, in different domains: European Social Fund, European Regional Development Fund, Cross border cooperation, EQUAL, and, in the domain of the CEI initiatives, KEP. The Institute of Transport has had cooperation experiences in the Interreg and FP7 programmes. Between the missions of the Institute there is the following: “To take part as a consultant or local partner in regional and foreign projects in the field of transport”.

The project aims at transferring to the Institute of Transport training practices and methodologies developed by the CFLI, with a special focus in the following areas of action:

Project development: programmes available at European, national and international level, with specific analysis of the most interesting programmes (especially IPA and Twinning);
Project management: methodologies, and practical experiences;
Project reporting: approaches in the effective management of the administrative and reporting tasks;
Draft of a joint project proposal by the Albanian partner.

The activities have been mainly implemented through training activities to be held in Venice, at the premises of the CFLI, and at the premises of the Albanian partner in Tirana. Moreover, study visits to the Italian Embassy and to the EU Delegation in Albania have been programmed. The project budget has been of 50.000€, with a contributo of 25.000€ of the CEI KEP programme. The activities were implemented between March and December 2011, articulated in the following WP:

WP 1: MANAGEMENT: The management of the project was ensured through the issuing of a steering group to plan the activities, monitor and evaluate the results.

WP2 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT: The project management training focused on providing the Institute of Transport’s managing staff with competencies for the development and the management of projects. In this phase, the focus was kept on the programme rules of the European Union, considering the relevance of the available cooperation initiatives (in the domain of cooperation, the SEE and the IPA programmes). Trainees gained the knowledge about opportunities for financing within different EU programs, procedures and knowledge needed for development of project proposals, as well as knowledge and best practices for management of EU projects. The training was mainly organised for the director and the 4 chiefs of sectors of the Institute of transport through 2 types of activities:

4 days training at the premises of the CFLI, focused on the analysis of the programme’s documents (operational programmes, eligibility rules, application forms and budget draft), as well as on reporting on programme authorities, coordinating partners and internal monitoring of the programme’s activities. At the end of the training the partners agreed on the content of the project proposal to be developed. In addition a presentation on the Veneto regional development cooperation initiatives was provided, in order to prepare the recipient’s staff to the visit foreseen;
4 days of training sessions on national administrative and reporting rules for IPA funds at the premises of the Institute of Transport. The training was opened to the administrative staff of the Institute of Transport.

WP3 STUDY VISITS AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT TEST A second training session was implemented by the staff of CFLI at the premises of the Institute of Transport on the project management capacity and project development test. The Albanian partners drafted with the support of CFLI a project action proposal inserted in the INTERMODADRIA project proposal, presented by Marche Region at the second call for proposals of the IPA Adriatic programme. CFLI supported moreover the Institute of Transport in the draft of a project proposal to be presented under the IPA institutional building programmes in Albania.

WP 4 PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION: The promotion and dissemination activities informed the relevant public authorities to the results achieved by the project and promoted the KEP Programme.







The CFLI Consortium for the Intermodal and Logistics Training is the training structure owned by the Venice port Authority. CFLI has been set up in 1993, and it offers training services to the enterprises operating in the port infrastructures, as well as to other actors of transports and logistics. The training services have been developed in order to satisfy the needs of different professional profiles: crane operators, dockers, stevedores, drivers, but also maritime agents, maritime services providers, forwarders, custom services providers, etc. CFLI has also seats in Genoa, where it provides training services also through the exercise of a sheltered crane simulator, Cremona (river port) and Ancona. CFLI has contributed to the implementation of projects co-financed by the European Union, both through the ESF and the ERDF.
As examples of the previous experiences can be mentioned the projects ESF RESET (concerning the training needs for river navigation) and currently the ESF project “Working in a safe port”. The project has led to the acquisition of a simulator for skippers of river boats, located at the seat of Cremona), as well as the project Interreg IIIA Adriatic “ADRIAFORM”, concerning the creation of a network of public and private bodies in the Adriatic basin for the promotion of the quality of training in logistics and transports and the support to the integration of the Adriatic labour market. CFLI is also in-house service provider for the cooperation projects of the Venice port authority, as Watermode, in the framework of the South East Europe programme, where also Luka Bar is involved as partner. The CFLI activities concern: implementation of studies, organisation and implementation of training activities, management of events, accounting procedures.


To promote the cooperation between actors of EU and non EU member countries aimed at the transfer of knowledge and the development of common procedures and methodologies for the environment protection and the prevention of risks in port areas.


To support the know-how acquisition and the development of action plans for the improvement of the environment protection and the safety conditions at work in the port of Bar;
To support the cooperation between CEI member countries in the framework of the Adriatic region, in the perspective of further cross-border cooperation activities financed by the EU Territorial cooperation objective (IPA Adriatic).


Exchange of experiences in the domain of environment protection and hazard reduction in port areas;
Exchange of experiences in the domain of safety and security and training of port workers;
Action plan to improve the LB capacities in the domain of the protection of the environment and hazard reduction;
Action plan to improve the LB capacities in the domain of training for safety and security in port areas;
Partners increased awareness on cooperation opportunities and funds available to improve the administrative capacity of the Montenegrin authorities;
Institutional and partners increased awareness on the CEI activities and cooperation initiatives;
Strengthened cooperation between CFLI, VPA and the Montenegrin stakeholders for the development of common procedures in port infrastructures of the Adriatic area in the domains of the environment, safety and security.


CFLI, VPA and Luka Bar (LB) will cooperate during the project in order to ensure a proper implementation of the planned activities. The management of the project will be ensured through the issuing of a steering group, which will meet at least 2 times during the project implementation in order to plan the activities, monitor and evaluate the results. Further meetings will be held during other common cooperation projects working groups.

1.1 Kick off event and set up of the steering group;(CFLI+LB)

1.2 Project coordination;(CFLI+LB)

1.3 Administration and accounting; (CFLI+VPA+LB)

1.4 Monitoring and Evaluation. (CFLI+LB)

CFLI will lead the implementation of the activities of WP1 and will coordinate the activities with the recipient partner. CFLI will be in charge of the relations with the CEI organisation, in order to fulfil the administrative and the monitoring tasks. LB and VPA will provide the proper support to the Lead partner in order to collect and provide the requested data, as well as to contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the project activities.


The technical assistance activities related to environment protection and hazard prevention will be implemented between the 1st and the 8th month of the project life cycle.
Activity: 2.1 Environmental protection in ports: exchange of experiences; (CFLI+VPA+LB)

VPA will define in cooperation with LB the main thematic areas on which to focus the cooperation activity. After that, the two partners will collect the relevant information on: EU laws, international and Italian benchmarks, practices and experiences developed in each port infrastructure. In month 3, CFLI will organise a 3 days training visit to the premises of the port of Venice for the staff of LB. During the 3 days training LB will first present its experiences and the status of the Montenegrin laws on environment protection related to port activities. VPA will then present its case studies and experiences related to the environment protection and hazard control. Furthermore, a visit to the premises of the port of Venice will be organised. VPA and LB will define the contents of the action plan to improve the environmental protection standards of LB.
Activities: 2.2 Draft of the Action plan on environmental protection; (VPA+LB)

In month 5, VPA staff will visit the premises of LB with the aim of fine tuning the contents of the action plan and collect additional information to be inserted in the document. VPA will then complete the draft of the action plan by month 8, in cooperation with LB. During the draft of the action plan, regular contacts will be kept between VPA and LB, to ensure a continuous feedback on the contents of the draft. The action plan will be inserted in the final report of the project and its implementation will be supported through the investigation on the EU and international cooperation funds opportunities and the draft and application of a dedicated project proposal. (Activity 4.1)


The technical assistance activities related safety and security procedures and training will be implemented between the 1st and the 8th month of the project life cycle.
Activity: 3.1 Safety and security in ports: exchange of experiences (CFLI+LB)
CFLI and LB will compare the different approaches in implementing the international security standards in the ports of Venice and Bar. Furthermore the different training procedures on safety and the different laws will be compared, together with the EU rules and international codes of practices. In month 3, CFLI will organise a 2 days training visit (same week of activity 2.1) to the premises of the port of Venice for the staff of LB. During the 2 days training LB will present its experiences related to the safety and security standards and to the training procedures. CFLI will then present its case studies and experiences related to training in safety and security. CFLI and LB will then define the contents of the action plan to improve the safety and security training standards of LB.
Activity: 3.2 Draft of the Action plan on training on safety and security (CFLI+LB)

In month 5, CFLI staff will visit the premises of LB with the aim of fine tuning the contents of the action plan and collect additional information to be inserted in the document. CFLI will then complete the draft of the action plan by month 8, in cooperation with LB. During the draft of the action plan, regular contacts will be kept between VPA and LB, to ensure a continuous feedback on the contents of the draft. The action plan will be inserted in the final report of the project and its implementation will be supported through the investigation on the EU and international cooperation funds opportunities and the draft and application of a dedicated project proposal. (Activity 4.1)


The follow up and dissemination activities will be carried out during the project implementation, in order to sensitize the relevant public authorities to the results achieved by the project and promote the KEP Programme. CEI officials will be requested to attend the dissemination events, as well as the training events, upon their availability. The follow up activities will be aimed at finding adequate source of funding to implement the action plans defined by the project, to maximize the project effectiveness and its benefits for the recipient. The follow up ad dissemination activities will be implemented between the 5th and the 10th month of the project life cycle.
Activity 4.1: Follow up (CFLI+LB)

CFLI will prepare a summary of the EU and international funding opportunities for LB in the domain of human resources development and environment protection. The summary will be discussed during the training activities in Venice (Month 3, activities 2.1 and 3.1). CFLI and LB will jointly draft the project proposals for the implementation of each action plan and will choose the most appropriate cooperation programme to apply for for their financing. CFLI will support LB in the application phase. To that extent, in Month 5, a specific study visit will be done in Montenegro by the staff of CFLI in order to collect information from the relevant international donors operating in Montenegro on the funding opportunities and present the project concepts. After that, the project proposal will be drafted jointly by CFLI and LB.
Activity 4.2 Final report

VPA, CFLI and LB will integrate the outputs of the project activities (law comparison, port experiences and action plans) in a final publication, which will be presented at the final international seminar.
Activity 4.3 Final international seminar

The final seminar will be held at the premises of Luka Bar in order to communicate the results of the project, promote the CEI activities and the transnational cooperation in the Adriatic area. The activity will be implemented the last month of the project. The activity will be jointly implemented by partners.

Download Environmental Protection Action Plan
Download Safety and Security Action Plan
Project co-financed by the Central European Initiative through the CEI Know-how Exchange Programme


The project

VET.PORT. project is financed by the ERASMUS + KA2 and fosters the recognition of skills for port workers according to the ECVET system, developing innovation in the maritime and logistics field. Four countries – Italy, Spain, Ireland, The Nederland – are implementing a research on the minimum standards of skills for 3 most common jobs in the ports:

Terminal Port Manager

Planning supervisor

Driver of articulated vehicles

The workers will complete the specific training related to their profile in a port company/body of the country partners: Livorno, Rotterdam, Cork, Valencia, Venezia during short mobility.

The skills they acquired will be recognized and will be valid both in the sending and in the hosting country. This is a piloting process aimed at enhancing the mobility of workers among ports in all Europe.


Research: analysis of 3 professional profiles, implementing a handbook on the methods to conceive the units of learning outcomes of qualifications and the ECVET points.

ECVET and piloting through mobility: implementing the practices to transfer and validate the ECVET credits among IT, ES, EI, NL; over 100 workers are testing the qualifications acquiring ECVET recognized skills in port companies/bodies in IT, ES, NL, EI.

Diffusion: information process on the project activities to the target groups through traditional and social media, infodays, meetings.

Policy paper: recommendations to decision makers to improve the qualifications and the recognition of skills through Europe.

Project duration: September 2014 –August 2017

Partnership: Autorità portuale di Livorno, Provincia di Livorno Sviluppo, Consorzio Formazione Logistica Intermodale (IT), Fundacion Valenciaport (ES), Stichting STC – Group (NL), Cork Institute of Technology (IE)

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Six organizations are partners in this project and more than 1000 participants are involved in teaching, learning and training activities: VET teachers/trainers and students.

The general objective of the partnership is to improve VET-teachers’ skills and competences so that their teaching respond to the needs identified. Throughout the period of implementation of the INTEMPO project, the teachers/trainers will learn to adapt their methods and use technology in classroom for a modern innovative approach of VET teaching; this will result in an increased employability of students/trainees on the European labour market. Several strategic instruments and methodologies will be used for reaching these targets.

They are structured in specific objectives and assigned to the different partners together with the different events which will be carried out throughout the project (transnational project meetings, learning activities, dissemination etc.).

The partnership aims to produce the following intellectual results:

CURRICULAR AUXILIARY FOR MECHATRONICS – a collection of teaching materials resulted from cooperation and joint work. The Auxiliary, adapted to the educational needs of the students as well as the requirements of the labour market, will provide support for VET lessons for an important number of teachers/trainers as it will be distributed and disseminated in the VET teachers community (local and European).

GUIDELINE FOR MECHATRONICS – will be designed as a collaborative material resulted from the constant exchange of good practices and experimental lessons within the six participating organizations; the guide will comprise a collection of methodologies, strategies, innovative teaching resources: digital tools – software, Web 2.0, tutorials, practical applications.

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DigLogs – Digitalising Logistics processes

The DigLogs project has as its main objective to develop and test IT applications to increase the competitiveness of multimodal freight transport services and harmonize those destined for passenger transport in the port area. It focuses on the development of roadmaps, “roadmaps”, which, thanks also to the results obtained in the context of seven different pilot trials, will lead the sector’s players to homogenize the decision-making processes.

Co-financed by the ERDF through the 2014-2020 INTERREG V Italy-Croatia program, DigLogs will focus on the digitization of transport (WMS 4.0. And PCS automation) and on passenger management through the use of dedicated applications.

The 30-month project, started on January 1, 2019, counts on a public-private partnership formed by 9 partners and a budget of € 2,555,427.50


The project aims to support the main logistics operators, industrial users, private passengers and public authorities in the area by analyzing, testing and making them replicable also by other interested parties:

  1. the main innovations in the sector centered on the digitalisation of processes, the management of BIG DATA for the mobility of goods and passengers and the traffic automation systems in multimodal transport flows;
  2. Implementation roadmap based on the main innovations that will affect the area in the next 5 years and on the most interesting digitalization solutions directly transferable to the ITA-CRO area in the next 3 years;
  3. Pilot actions focusing on freight, passenger and combined transport to test real solutions in both private and public day-to-day management.



University of Maritime Studies of Rijeka (HR)

CFLI – Intermodal Logistics Training Consortium (IT)

Rijeka Port Authority (HR)

Sibenik Port Authority (HR)

Rovinj Port Authority (HR)

University of Trieste (IT)

Elevante Trading & Consulting S.R.L. (IT)

Actual I.T. D.O.O (HR)


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