AIVP presents the integration of ports with society at ESPO
On 13 February 2018, AIVP was invited by ESPO to present its activities and discuss the evolution of port-city relations, especially from the angle of the integration of ports with their cities, and their relationship with communities.
Some ten representatives of port authorities took part in the meeting, stressing the importance of port-city dialogue which is a major issue in the competitiveness of port cities. AIVP emphasised the importance of taking human capital into account and developing a port culture when implementing sustainable port city development strategies. The participants expressed the need to find more tools with which to develop a common language and a common vision between ports and cities, in which the ports’ interests can be included in a balanced manner in a swiftly-evolving international context.
This fits with what AIVP offers with its label Port Centre by AIVP : a set of tools at the service of port-city-citizen dialogue.