Marseille, 21 June 2019, Nikola Dobroslavic, as President of the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion and President of the Region of Dubrovnik Neretva, has attended the General Assembly of the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission. The President participated as speaker in the International Seminar “Strengthening cooperation efforts for a more cohesive, inclusive and sustainable Mediterranean” in a  panel discussion focused on the Future of Cohesion and Cooperation in the Mediterranean.

The Panellists discussed on how to strength  the efforts for multilevel governance and cooperation of regional and local stakeholders through the Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance a new joint strategy put in place by long-standing local and regional partners of the MED area to promote the sustainable and integrated territorial development of the Mediterranean basin.

They discussed on common messages and future actions for promoting the Med Cooperation Alliance that was sealed and launched in Barcelona in February 2019. This declaration calls networks active in the Euro-Mediterranean region to redouble their efforts towards better integrated macro-regional strategies and stronger cooperation instruments, in order to build a common, more cohesive and co-owned Euro-Mediterranean region.

Mr Dobroslavic confirms the commitment of the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion in promoting the Med Cooperation Alliance:

My organisation endorsed this declaration without hesitation. We have done this by bringing our long-standing experience of networking among regions. The EUSAIR strategy was the first step towards a more ambitious and difficult goals: setting-up of a basin strategy complementary to the EUSAIR and WestMED initiative for the entire Mediterranean area. Now our ambition is to build up now a long-term integrated strategy for a better, cohesive and sustainable development in the entire Mediterranean region”.

Agenda: IMC-General-Assembly-Marseille-2019

MedCooperation Alliance: EN-Mediterranean-Cooperation-Alliance

Mr. Dobroslavic in Marseille, 21 June 2019


Pannel discussion on MLG and Cooperation


CPMR Intermediterranean Commission