Maritime Insitute from Gdynia Maritime University organizes an event within the INCONE60 project (https://www.incone60.eu/) called "Signing of the Letter of Intent - Vordingborg Elbląg Economic Cooperation"
The VEEC – Vordingborg Elbląg Economic Cooperation initiative is established within the INCOnet Business Network (https://www.incone60.eu/inconet-1).
This cooperation will be concentrated mainly on the activities connected with seaports in Vordingborg and Elbląg. This initiative will impact the ports' development and, most of all, the development of the local and regional economies. We aim at achieving regional benefits, which will result directly in the development of the ports' structures.
This cooperation is in line with the Three Seas Initiative (https://3seas.eu/). The main aim of the overall initiative is to boost economic growth and well-being in the region. More activity in trade and the provision of services within the area and with neighbouring countries creates such opportunities. Furthermore, it makes Europe, as a whole, more competitive in global terms. Besides, this initiative is oriented toward lowering carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality. Establishing the close VEEC will affect cargo shifting from land to sea. Therefore, it will decrease the negative impact of transport on the environment.
This cooperation aims to:
strengthen the economic relations between Denmark and Poland,
increase the amount of cargo transported by the sea between small ports,
support the development of companies located surrounding these ports,
increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Vordingborg and Elbląg regions,
impact positively on the local and regional market,
increase the number of workplaces and positively affect the labour market.
After signing the Letter of Intent, the content of the economic agreement will be drawn up. This document will contain precise information on the assumptions of cooperation and the expected results. The signing of the economic agreement is planned for September 2022, during the days of Elbląg, as part of the SmartNet project.