Espo Award 2015: the Port of Dublin wins the 7th edition and the Port of Guadeloupe receives a special mention
The Port of Dublin was named as the recipient of the 2015 ESPO Award at a ceremony held in Brussels on Tuesday 10 November, by a jury that included AIVP. The award is presented in recognition of a port project that promotes societal integration. This year the jury decided also to deliver a special mention to the Port of Guadeloupe. The theme for this year’s edition was engagement by port authorities with schools and universities.
Photo : Dublin Port Company ; Eamonn O’REILLY, Chief Executive Officer ; Audrey HARPUR, Corporate Services ; Pat WARD, Head of Corporate Services ; Charlie MURPHY, Communications Manager © AIVP 2015
From a total of 22 submissions for the award, the jury selected a final shortlist of five: Antwerp, Bremen/ Bremerhaven, Dublin, Guadeloupe and Valencia. These candidates were then asked to answer some additional questions, to help the jury reach its verdict.
Dublin was chosen as the winner of the award, followed closely by Guadeloupe. Both are signatories to AIVP’s “Missions Charter of a Port Center” (Dublin signed up in May 2015, and Guadeloupe in March 2015).
Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes ; Jocelyn MIRRE, Président du Conseil de Surveillance ;
Yves SALAÜN, Président du Directoire ; Viviane FRANCOIS JULIEN,
Directeur Communication et Relations Institutionnelles © AIVP 2015
Civil society, and in particular young people, have been a key priority for AIVP for some years. With the publication of the “Missions Charter of a Port Center”, along with the creation of the Port Center Network, www.portcenternetwork.org, our organisation devotes a significant part of its monitoring and experience sharing activities to efforts aimed at improving awareness and understanding of ports and what they do.