On September 22nd 2020 EFINTIS project was officialy launched as partnership gathered in an online Kick-off meeting. The 18-month project officially started on 1 July 2020. and is funded from Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme. Partnership consortium of EFINTIS Project consists of: Port of Bar – Lead Partner (MNE), Albanian Institute of Transport (ALB), Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority (ITA), Durres Port Authority (ALB) and Autonomous Agency for Hospitalty and Tourism of Termoli (ITA). The budget of EFINTIS Project is 1 075 500 €. 

The main reason for lanching EFINTIS project is the increasing need for better connection of transport subjects in the region. Keeping in mind the current unfortunate state caused by the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever to develop ICT solutions and to harmonize them with EU standards and requirements so the transport flow remains unharmed by this situation. 

This first official meeting represented an opportunity for partners to get to know one another, discuss all project activities, current situation and expectations, and agree on deadlines, main project course of action and other technicalities. 

The LP Port of Bar gave an opening introduction in all project’s work packages and main Programme rules. It is agreed by entire partnership to already start with communication activities, to spread the word and to introduce EFINTIS project to general public. Social media networks will be launched and host partners’ websites will promote EFINTIS project. 

The Partnership used this opportunity to clear the ambiguities, to exchange information and to begin with implemenattion of EFINTIS project.