The Council of Tirana Region, organized the conference: “Adriatic, the sea that unites common  action on surveillance for the assurance of maritime safety” on 27 September 2018 in Tirana. 

Increasing of maritime security through intense communication and joint initiatives, was the objective of the conference which brought together to Tirana experts from the coastal regions. This meeting, presented new projects and also analyzed the ongoing ones, and also elaborated the key challenges that institutions should pass through.

“The continuity of these conferences, meetings and communications, gives the guaranty for a transparent process in the projects of maritime safety, which are being implemented in our regions”, Mr. Aldrin Dalipi, President of Tirana Regional Council and also Vice President of Adriatic Ionian Euroregion said in his speech.

Participants in the conference, which represented central and local authorities, academic and research institutions, international organizations etc. brought new ideas and proposals in the discussions related to maritime safety in the Adriatic Sea. They also pointed out issues which require a multilateral engagement for brining solutions.

Each of the speakers, stressed the importance of the continuous and efficient collaboration of all parties, in the framework of increasing the maritime safety, and also as an open support for the further development of tourism and touristic and economical exchanges between the countries of Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion.

In the name of the partners from the two coasts of Adriatic and from all Adriatic Ionian Region, participants in the conference gave the guarantee of the engagement which would bring the continuity of multilateral approaches in the issues of maritime security.

Among participants we could name: Mr. Petro Koci, Deputy Minister of Defense of Albania, Mrs. Paola Di Salvatore, Director of Territorial Collaboration and EU Projects at Abruzzo Region, the President of Vlora Regional Council Mr. Ervis Moçka, and also representatives from the Western Balkans Fund.

At the end of the meeting, the achievements of “Blue NET” project were presented by Shkodra Regional Council, under the topic “Innovation, as a security element in the maritime sector of the Mediterranean countries”.

In this framework, the President of Tirana Regional Council Mr. Dalipi, had a meeting with the General Commander of the Guardia di Finanza Mr. Giorgio Toschi.

Agenda of the Conference