Month: March 2017

Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean region: a strategic driver for economic development that strengthens the resilience of the maritime and coastal ecosystems

Marseille, 17 March 2017. “There are plenty of excellent local projects that have developed innovative solutions to meet tourists’ exigencies with environmental protection practices” declared Sophie Scarvelis, Project Officer of the Joint Secretariat of the InterregMed Programme, during the Kick-off meeting of the Med Community on Sustainable Tourism, in Marseille (France) on 16th – 17th March. “However – continues Scarvelis – they were too small to make their voices heard and to influence the policy making process.” BleuTourMed_C3 project is providing collaborative projects implemented at the local scale with the opportunity to disseminate better their results and, ultimately, to influence the policy making process in close cooperation with the Axis 4 “Governance” of the Interreg Med programme. “This is an unprecedented tool to bring the results attained in the field directly on the table of the regional and national public authorities” affirmed Patrizia Busolini, Project Officer of InterregMed in charge of Axis 4 – Mediterranean Governance. The Med Community on Sustainable Tourism just launched in Marseille (France) is mobilised by the BleuTourMed_C3 project, which facilitates the knowledge sharing and the capitalisation of results of 14 cross-Mediterranean modular projects active in nine countries. During this two-day meeting, more than 70 participants had the opportunity to know each other, to share their challenges, to discover potential synergies and to launch ideas for further collaboration. The BleuTourMed_C3 is a three-year project co-financed...

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Conference on the Role of Regions in Proposing Priority Projects for EU Strategy for Adriatic Ionian Region

In the framework of the  XIV General Assembly of the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion, the Region of Dubrovnik-Neretva County hosted the International Conference “The role of regions in proposing priority projects for EU strategy for Adriatic Ionian Region”. The conference was held on 27 March 2017 at the Hotel Imperial in Dubrovnik, attended by Mr. Nikola Dobroslavić, President of the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion and President of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Mr. Aldrin Dalipi as vice president of the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion and President of Tirana Regional Council, Ms. Nikolina Klaic (State Secretary of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, Croatia), Mr....

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Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro, launch event in Podgorica and Tirana

After the launch event held in Bari on 6 March 2017, the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro is organising two other launch events in Tirana and Podgorica to present the first call of proposal which will  be published in March 2017. PROGRAMME LAUNCH EVENT – Podgorica, 17 March 2017 – 09:30/15:00 – Hotel Ramada PROGRAMME LAUNCH EVENT – Tirana, 15 March 2017 – 09:30/13:30 – venue tbc More information and registration forms on Europuglia website        ...

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Launch event of the new Interreg IPA CBC Programme Italy Albania Montenegro

Nearly 700 people participated in the launch event of the Cross Boarder Cooperation Programme Italy Albania Montenegro in Bari on 6 March 2017. The event was coordinated by Puglia Region, as Programme Managing Authority, and attended by important speaker such as Loredana Capone (Puglia Region), Nicola Favia (Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Cohesion Policy), Klajda Gjosha (Albanian Minister of European Integration), Miodrag Raceta (Montenegrin Ministry of European Affairs), Jean-Pierre Halkin (European Commission – DG for Regional and Urban Policy), Clara Rose (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) and Paolo Di Laura-Frattura, President...

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XIV General Assembly, Dubrovnik, 27 March 2017

The Adriatic Ionian Euroregion announced the XIV General Assembly which will be held on 27th of March 2017 (from 11.30 to 1.30 p.m.) at the Hilton Imperial Hotel in Dubrovnik (Croatia), hosted by the President Nikola Dobroslavic and Dubrovnik Neretva County. The Assembly will discuss on the activities and the financial plan for 2017. Before the Assembly there will be an opening conference on “The role of  regions in proposing priority projects for EU strategy for Adriatic Ionian Region (EUSAIR)”.  The purpose of the round table is to discuss on the future prospects of the Adriatic and Ionian Region and...

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