Place: Perpignan, France

Dates: 28th-30th January 2020

The PSAMIDES project, within the framework of the territorial cooperative programme Interreg MED, has officially opened on 28thJanuary in Perpignan (France). PSAMIDES project is focused on optimisation of the performance of small- and medium-sized ports through the implementation of innovative tools

The main objective of PSAMIDESproject is to: Optimise the performance of small- and medium-sized ports, as well as marinas, through the implementation of innovative tools that help manage tourism flows, control costs more efficiently, provide more services to users and particularly boost the eco-innovation of these ports while reducing the negative environmental externalities resulting from tourism activity.

To achieve this, PSAMIDESwill focus on two broad areas:

  • Create a blue growth community of small- and medium-sized ports. While adopting a transnational approach, PSAMIDESseeks to enable small- and medium-sized ports to create an integrated business ecosystem that provides support to innovation and helps them overcome the current limitation of funds and personnel so that they can identify, by themselves, the most effective solutions in each case.
  • Improve blue growth governance. PSAMIDESendeavours to create an effective multilevel governance tool and methodology to enable the management experiences to be capitalised, which could be reproduced in hundreds of ports in the MED area.

PSAMIDESwill link two key sectors of the so-called “blue growth”. On the one hand, the ports, and, on the other, coastal and maritime tourism. According to EPM studies, these two sectors combined account for 51% of the gross value added, 69% of jobs and 61% of profits of the total of the EU’s blue economy, particularly focused on the MED area.

The project is led by the Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean (France).

Beside Institute of modern technology Montenegro, the partners on project are: Ports Illes Balears, Ports de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Port de Sète, Port of Heraklion, Pôle Mer Med, Athena R&I Center, University of Rijeka, and SAS Noveltis.


The budget of PSAMIDES project is around three million euros (2,4M € funded by EU Commission).

The project duration is from November 2019 to June 2022.