Adriatic Connectivity Forum, the final day
18 February 2021
Adriatic Connectivity Forum, the final day

The second day of the Adriatic Connectivity Forum has just lunched.

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09.30 – 10.15 | The view from Institutions – TEN T - “The Adriatic–Ionian Corridor and the Orient– East / Med Core Network (Corridor VIII) in the framework of TEN-T revision process”

Bujar Osmani - Minister of Foreign Affairs – Republic of North Macedonia (pre-recorded)

Alain Baron - European Commission, DG MOVE

Giuseppe Ferrandino - Member of the European Parliament, Working group on Transport

MODERATOR: Angela Stefania Bergantino - University of Bari and Italian Association of Transport Economics


10.15 – 10.45 | Relevance of SAGOV main results


Djordje Otasevic – Advisor, Implementation manager for EU funds, Ministry of Capital Investments - Montenegro

Edesa Gega - Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy -Albania

Claudio Polignano - Puglia Region, Delegation for Balkans area - Italy

Highlighting Connectivity within the trilateral Interreg IPA Programme

Crescenzo Marino - Puglia Region, Managing Authority of the Interreg IPA Italy Albania Montenegro Programme


10.45 – 12.00 | PANEL 3 - The role of South – Adriatic ports in the global transport connectivity network


Elio Sannicandro - General Director of the Apulian Strategic Agency for the territorial sustainable development (Asset) - Italy

Luca Bosser - Director for Transport and Accessibility, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

Pirro Vengu - CEO Durres Port - Albania

Alessandro Panaro - Director of Maritime and Mediterranean Economy dept. at Studi & Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno - SRM

MODERATOR: Enrico Fardella - TWAI - Torino World Affairs Institute, ChinaMed Project


12.00 | Conclusions and closure of the event