European Regional Framework for Co-operation
ERFC, taking stock from a host of EU networks of excellence, in which its founders participated or initiated, is established in a converge region (Western Greece), with an ever expanding network of offices in other Greek & EU Regions.
DANUBE – BLACK SEA CONNECTION OF EUROPEAN AND ASIAN ECONOMY,A STEP FOR SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH OF THE BLACK SEA AREA – DABS
To contribute to the economic development of the area by supporting improved access and better connections of the European and Asian economy among ports within the Danube-Black Sea area
1. To improve the capacity of the stakeholders to develop improved or new freight eco-friendly water transport routes as a connection between European and Asian economy;2. To advocate the use of the alternatives routes to connect Black Sea and Danube, as a contribution to the decreasing of the pollution caused by different type of transport coming to coastal areas;3. To promote the maritime and inland water transport as a source for sustainable economic and social development of the area.
Companies and SMEs from the Black Sea Basin and especially from the states involved in the project; Local and Regional Authorities from the regions of the Black Sea Basin and from the regions along the Danube river; Maritime and inland ports (Black Sea and Danube ports) - ports administrations and port operators; Inhabitants, tourists and local economy; Community Based Organization(s), Consumers, Educational organizations, Other public authorities, Non-Governmental Organizations, Students, Women, Young people
Activities no. 1. Stakeholders working together including 1.1 Organising one thematic workshop in Romania;1.2 Organising one thematic workshop in Turkey;1.3 Organising one thematic workshop in Greece 1.4 Organising one thematic workshop in Bulgaria. 1.5 Elaborating guidelines called “Outlines for a better connection of Danube and Black Sea ways of transport”
Activities no.2 Technical support for stakeholders including 2.1 Acquisitions of services for studies (feasibility study);2.2 Elaborating a market analysis to identify potential cargo flows to be settled down or reinforced inside the defined zone (Black Sea basin and Danube macro-region);2.3 Elaborating a feasibility study to find the most suitable solution for a regular maritime liner service connecting Back Sea and Danube;2.4 Building a database with technical information provided by the GA 1 and 2 which could be used by the stakeholders when they need to take a decision.
Group of activities no 3. Activities to advocate the importance of new alternative routes
3.1 Organising one conference in Romania with the Government representatives to advocate the alternative routes; 3.2 Organising the final conference in Turkey with the Government representatives and other significant guests to promote the results of the joint Action;3.3 Organising a meeting in Romania with private companies from the Black Sea Region;3.4 Organising a meeting in Turkey with private companies from the Black Sea Region
Group of activities no 4. Visibility of the Action and Group of activities no 5. Management and coordination of the Action
Romanian Inland Ports Union (UPIR), Romania
Samsun Special Provincial Administration (SSPA), Turkey
Agency for Cross-Border Cooperation and European Integration (ACTIE), Moldova
Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities (UBBSLA)
The Communal Organization Agency for Cross Border Cooperation “Euroregion ”Lower Danube” (COACBC) Ukraine
International Centre for Social Research and Policy Analysis (ICSRPA) Georgia
European Regional Framework for Co-operation (ERFC) Greece
Municipality of Inebolu (MI) Turkey