Month: June 2014

All aboard for a new Adriatic and Ionian Macro-Region

The European Commission has today officially launched a new EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region in the form of a Communication and an Action Plan, to help its 70 million residents to reap the benefit of closer cooperation in areas like promoting the maritime economy, preserving the marine environment, completing transport and energy links and boosting sustainable tourism. The Strategy will also provide a valuable opportunity for would-be members and candidates of the EU to work alongside EU members, in particular contributing to the integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union. This is the first EU ‘macro-regional strategy’ with such a large proportion of non-EU countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia) cooperating with EU members (Croatia, Greece, Italy, and Slovenia). The Strategy mainly revolves around the opportunities of the maritime economy – ‘blue growth’, land-sea transport, energy connectivity, protecting the environment and sustainable tourism – sectors that are bound to play a crucial role in creating jobs and boosting economic growth in the region. The starting point for this is the Maritime Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, adopted by the Commission on 30 November 2012 and now incorporated into the Strategy. For further information:

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Bologna, documents of the Welfare and Environment joint them

The two joint thematic sessions of AIE took place in Bologna on 27 may 2014 focus on Welfare and Environment.  The event gathered a  significant number of technical and political representatives of EAI, with the participation of the President of Dubrovacko-Neretvanska Region, President of Šibenik-Kninska region and Vice President of Dalmatia Region. Simonetta Saliera Vicepresident of Emilia Romagna Region and Mr. Dobroslavic Vice President of AIE opened the thematic sessions, the participants discussed and proposed the Thematic and Joint Political Documents. The above mentioned documents are the outcome of the concerted action between the AIE members and the other relevant territorial stakeholders that took part at the initiative, the documents will be formally communicated, after a further contribution of the absent members, to DG REGIO contact person for the EUSAIR strategy, in order to enhance visibility to the joint political position stated by the AIE Regions and municipalities, concerning the issues more pertinent for the common interest of Adriatic Ionian area....

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Conference in Brussels: “EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region and synergies with the EU direct funding programmes”

Confernce: “EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region and synergies with the EU direct funding programmes” – Brussels – 26/06/2014 – from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m According to one of the principles of the next EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR), no new funding has been established to support the macro-regional strategy’s implementation. So stakeholders involved in Adriatic and Ionian cooperation area need to find innovative approach to mobilize funding opportunities in order to cover the cross cutting priorities of the EUSAIR. The conference, addressed to regions and relevant stakeholders of the Adriatic Ionian cooperation area, is focused on how the European Union programmes and funds, directly managed by the European Commission and agencies, could be aligned for the EUSAIR implementation. The event is financed and organized by Molise Region in the framework of AdriGov, an European territorial cooperation project financed under the IPA Adriatic Cross Border Cooperation Programme ( Enclosed a brief description of the conference,  the draft agenda and the registration form. draft agenda EUSAIR at CoR.pdf registration form EUSAIR conference.doc EUSAIR conference...

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Executive Committee of the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion

Please take note that AIE Executive Committee will be held in Brussels, at Molise Region liason office in rue the Toulouse 47, on 25 June 2014 at 12,30. Topic of discussion  Current Status of EUSAIR (EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region)  European Territorial Cooperation Programme Any Other...

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AIE joint thematic sessions on Environment and Welfare

In the framework of the EUSAIR process, for the definition of a new European Strategy to enhance the sustainable development in the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region, which will enter into force in 2014, the Emilia-Romagna Region, AdriGov partner and member of the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion, organized a joint thematic session of the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion, to be held in Bologna on Mary 27th and 28th.  The Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion includes 26 local and regional authorities from the Adriatic-Ionian macro-area (Italy, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina), Emilia-Romagna Region chairs the AIE Thematic Commission on Environment and has the Vice Presidency of the AIE Thematic Commission on Welfare. The draft agenda of the two days event, in attachment together with the Registration form, includes, on May 27th, two parallel thematic sessions of Environment and Welfare; AIE Thematic Documents and Political Statements will be presented, discussed and approved on these crucial issues. On May 28th Mr. Patrizio Bianchi, Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister for Innovation, education and research, Professor in Economics and former Dean of the Ferrara University, guided a study visit on the so-called “modello emiliano”, to focus on good practices and patterns of development which can become key leverages for competitivity, through integration and innovation. The focus followed with a workshop in the afternoon about innovation and integration in territorial development policies at a macroregional scale. On the 28th of May 2014, the study...

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