Month: July 2013

A laboratory to support macro-regional strategy

It will be held on July the 18th in Gorizia, at the Coronini Cronberg palace, the technical meeting between the partners of Adrigov on the WP5 (Work Package 5), whose purpose is to support the implementation of macro-regional strategy in the Adriatic –Ionic area. This will be achieved through the establishment of a laboratory for strategic planning. The workshop will contribute to the drafting of future operational programs, such as the fundamental “Gateway to south-east Europe” (which will replace the current IPA Cross Border) and the upcoming CBC Italy-Croatia. Thanks to partnership on which it can rely, the laboratory will play a key role in the development of macro-regional strategy, contributing to the identification of priorities for action – corresponding to the future program axes – and developing project ideas that can be financed under the ” flag” of Adrigov to bring benefits to the entire Adriatic-Ionian area. The workshop participants will share project proposals, will develope a “platform” of the actions needed to grow these plans, will create synergies between the different levels of programming (national, regional, transnational). As for the method to be used, in the context of the meeting of Gorizia will be proposed a study of the strengths and weaknesses of the projects that have involved in the past, and continue to affect, the Adriatic area. On the basis of this analysis will be identified...

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“Croatia is stronger and directed towards its development”

President of Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion, Michele Iorio, has participated at the two days of meetings organised by Istrian Region in Pula, to  celebrate the entry of Croatia into European Union. Istrian Region has meant, in fact, give birth to a big official event to celebrate the historic entry of Croatia in the European context and its becoming an equal partner with other traditional countries of the Union. They were invited, as guests of honor, leading figures of European institutions and governments – as the President Iorio – who over the years have distinguished themselves, together with their organizations, for international cooperation in the development and socio-cultural growth of Croatia. President Iorio congratulated with the various institutions in highlighting how the satisfaction for the goal achieved by the Croats is certainly shared by all members of the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion. “An important result – he said – the result of a concerted effort from all countries and each institution of Euroregion. Croatia is stronger and more directed towards a sustainable development, and this makes more incisive and determined the path of Euroregion and its components”. Iorio also recalled that seven years ago, in these days, and just in Pula, he signed the official establishment of the Adriatic Euroregion. “For the first time – said the President – local authorities belonging to different countries which until a few years ago were divided by...

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Best wishes to Croatia from AIE members

From today, Croatia is officially part of European Union, becoming the twenty-eighth State of the EU. The 1st of July represents an historic day not only for the Balkan Country, but for the whole process of European integration. After Bulgaria and Romania, in fact, that had joined the EU in 2007, there have not been other access to the Union. Croatia, now, begin to organize to catch all opportunities that may come from its new status as a member, especially in the tourism sector. Tourism, main source of wealth of the state – represents one fifth of its GDP – should have significant benefits with the speeding up of procedures for entry into the country. Big satisfaction is expressed by all the partners of Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, which have always strongly supported the slow process that led Croatia into the EU. The President of Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion, Michele Iorio, welcomes the Country. “The entry of Croatia in the EU is an important innovation and encouraging for the future of the Union, but also for the Adriatic basin. The Euroregion lives, therefore, a time of celebration, because the various Croatian components of institutional network have reached a goal for which they have strongly worked. Many of the strategies that we have studied as Euroregion, will have better implementation and greater support from a new member of that big and ambitious dream that...

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