SECNET is co-financed by the cross-border Interreg Programme Italy- Slovenia 2014-2020. It aims at strengthening operational capacity and cross-border governance of port security in order to meet the EU recommendations for the protection of critical infrastructures and the related management of public – private partnership.
The project identifies strengths and weaknesses of the Northern Adriatic maritime facilities and delivers innovative ICT applications, providing technical expertise and coordination. The new capacity is tested through two pilot actions: enhancement of cyber-security and security of port perimeters.
A cross-border institutional network will be established, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding bringing together port authorities, institutions and relevant Public Administrations and the private sector of territories concerned.
The port security strategy will turn SECNET results into long-term policies involving Trieste, Koper/Capodistria and Venice but also other maritime hubs such as Monfalcone, Porto Nogaro and Chioggia.
The Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat is mainly responsible for the project communication and dissemination activities, as well as for the involvement of specific stakeholders in the implementation of cross-border port security.