SAFEMED V - Simplification


Digitalisation is one of the main priorities of the EU’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and it is an indispensable driver for the modernisation of maritime transport.

Administrative burdens, scarce digitalisation, absence of data records, and lack of structured and clear division of responsibilities are common issues that can hamper the effectiveness and efficiency of maritime administrations.

At EU level, the European Commission and EMSA are working closely to ensure the reduction of the administrative burden for maritime administrations, and to aim for greater simplification in shipping by supporting EU-wide digital maritime solutions.

SAFEMED V: simplification in focus

SAFEMED V aims to introduce, as far as feasible, similar simplification and digitalisation initiatives to the southern Mediterranean shores by exploring and promoting the possibility of developing a “Single Window” solution for Southern Neighbourhood countries.

As an additional activity, EMSA will investigate the possibility of promoting greater digitalisation of the beneficiary countries’ national seafarer registries and facilitate the issue and management of e-certificates, taking into consideration the ongoing development of a European Seafarers’ Certification Platform for EU Member States.