Name of the Project: Improvement of maritime accessibility and of transit capacities through multimodality and intermodality
EU Funded Programme: MED
DEVELOPMED Project aims to promote:
â€¢The strategic position of the Med space, through the strengthing of the maritime accessibility and empowering the Ports role in the modality and intermodality transport systems;
â€¢The definition of a common transnational strategy for the development of intra and extra Med connections, through the coordination of national and regional policies;
â€¢The declination of the policy lines in coordinated actions between Mediterranean ports, in order to improve their capacity to face international competition.
The general objectives of the project are:
â€¢To promote the increased competitiveness of the Mediterranean maritime transport system and to
improve access to new global markets.
â€¢To facilitate and promote traffic flows (people and goods) through efficient and well integrated intermodal transport networks (both spatially and mode-wise)
â€¢To produce beneficial effects for the environment due to strong focus placed on low impacts modes, such as sea and inland water-way
â€¢The specific objectives of this project are:
â€¢Create a functioning, interlinked â€œlogistics systemâ€ of ports at the national/regional programming level
â€¢Support the development of the individual ports involved
â€¢Strengthen the connections between the ports and the Pan-European Transport Corridors and extra-European territories
â€¢Enhance the transnational dimension of the network of ports to capitalise the results achieved at the EU level.
Role of Paragon Europe:
Paragon Europeâ€™s main responsibilities are related to the communication component of this project. The company was responsible for various aspects of the dissemination plan of Develop-Med and also developed a Supporting Factors Guide for successful implementation of local action plans in order to encourage development and collaboration between participating ports.