The World Maritime University (WMU) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have signed a Cooperation Agreement on matters of capacity building and research.
Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, SRI Advisory Board Member and President of WMU, welcomed the agreement saying, “WMU is pleased to further strengthen its cooperation with EMSA to achieve our common goals in the fields of maritime safety, security, environmental protection and pollution response. With over 80 per cent of the world’s goods carried by shipping, the maritime community is key to global financial sustainability. Our efforts with EMSA relate to United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 17 focused on global partnerships, and our mutual cooperation will contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.”
Mrs. Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of EMSA, welcomed the cooperation agreement and stated that “EMSA is moving towards a new approach on capacity building which entails amongst others the professional development program for officials from Member States, Enlargement Countries and beneficiary states of the European Neighbourhood policy. WMU with its long-standing experience and expertise will offer valuable support, will foster our potentials and will enrich the knowledge and competencies of our subset experts that will be the cornerstone of our soon to be established EMSA Academy.”