Component 7 - Bilateral activities
Beneficiary countries have different characteristics. The length of their coast line, the size and composition of their fleets, their maritime industry and their administrations, the number of seafarers, and the number of international conventions on maritime safety ratified and implemented vary considerably from country to country. For this reason they can have different and specific priorities which will be identified during an inception phase which will include an interactive dialogue with each beneficiary country. As an outcome bilateral actions will be designed to best address the needs identified taking also into account their relevance to the achievement of the goals of the TRAS and the commitment of each beneficiary to implement the reforms supported by the project.
The bilateral actions will be identified by analysing the outcome of the regional actions implemented as well as on the basis of specific requests coming from the beneficiaries. All identified bilateral needs will be evaluated from the technical point of view by EMSA before being submitted for approval to the Contracting Authority together with an indication of the budget to be allocated.
As a complement to the regional activities planned, specific needs of each beneficiary will be addressed to enhance their capacity to give full implementation to international legislation and to further enhance maritime safety, maritime security and marine pollution prevention standards in the countries.
Upon request beneficiaries will be supported with the preparation, execution and assessment of external emergency response plans to verify their compliance with the Directive 2013/30/EC as well as with the development of a catalogue of emergency equipment and services available.