The Adriatic Maritime Law Conference "EU Maritime Law & Policy: Ports, Off-Shore and Blue Growth" was held in Portorose (Slovenia) from the 26th till 28th of May. The academic-professional conference was organised by the Slovenian, Croatian and Italian Maritime Law Associations. It was attended by around 50 maritime law experts from the three Adriatic countries. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the presidents of the three Associations, dr. Mitja Grbec (Slovenia), dr. Giorgio Berlingieri (Italy) and dr. Petar Kragic (Croatia) on the basis of which further cooperation amongst the Associations shall continue.
The European Commission included the Adriatic Maritime Law Conference "EU Maritime Law & Policy: Ports, Off-Shore and Blue Growth" on the official list of events celebrating the European Maritime Day 2016.
Four team members of the project DELICROMAR attended the conference, prof. dr. Dorotea Ćorić, asst. prof. dr. Adriana V. Padovan, asst. prof. dr. Iva Tuhtan Grgić and asst. prof. dr. Mišo Mudrić. All four of them held presentations at the conference, that were well accepted by the highly esteemed audience. In particular, dr. Padovan and dr. Tuhtan Grgić held a presentation titled "Is the marina operator's berthing fee a privileged claim under the Croatian Maritime Code?" which is a result of their joint research under the DELICROMAR project. The presentation was accepted with a lot of interest by the Italian and Slovenian colleague participants.
Dr. Tuhtan Grgić and dr. Padovan delivering a presentation.
At the same occasion, a cooperation on the project was established with dr. Mitja Grbec, the President of the Slovenian Maritime Law Association, who expressed an interest to participate in the project as an external collaborator. Dr. Grbec offered to establish contacts and cooperation with the Marina Portorose and other relevant instances in Slovenia.
Finally, some valuable contacts were established with the Italian colleagues who offered their assistance and willingness to cooperate on the project.
The contacts established at the conference are especially important considering the fact that one of the project goals is to complete a comparative law analysis, whilst Italian and Slovenian law in that respect are of the greatest interest.
DELICROMAR project team members with the representatives of the Slovenian Maritime Law Association.