On the occasion of the Citizen Port Meeting organized on 24 and 25 October 2019 in Bilbao, the port of Bilbao signed the Missions Charter of a Port Center.

The missions charter of a Port Center defines in ten points the main challenges and objectives that every Port Center should reach. This document aims to accompany all those who wish to open their ports to citizens, educate youngsters in business and port activity and develop the emergence of a living city-port culture.

The port center of Bilbao, created by the port in 2018 on the second floor of the Itsasmuseum, is part of the AIVP network of port centers, which integrates 17 other similar structures of port cities such as Le Havre, Antwerp or Genoa. The main objective of this network is to share innovative projects and discuss the interaction between the port and the citizens, in order to restore a relationship affected by the physical separation between cities and its port infrastructures.