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 the key objectives to be achieved for an overall development of the area, and only from these assumptions, it can then proceed to the strategic choices that can ensure a future to the macro-regional project.

The output provided by the laboratory must therefore be used for a dual purpose. Support the drafting of an Action Plan for the implementation of the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region and contribute to the drafting of operational programs, both in terms of technical content, both for what concerns the financial aspect.