On the 9th of October 2017, a subsidy contract for the implementation of the EUSAIR Facility Point strategic project entered into force. The contract was signed between the Emilia Romagna Region, Italy, acting as managing authority of the Adriatic-Ionian Transnational Cooperation Program Interreg ADRION 2014-2020 and the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Slovenia, acting as lead partner of the EUSAIR Facility Point strategic project .

The contract serves as a legal reference for the implementation of the project. The EUSAIR Facility Point is now formally entrusted to manage and coordinate supporting activities for the implementation  of the EU macroregional strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian region (EUSAIR strategy).

The EUSAIR Facility Point is a project partnership of ministries from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, where the Government office for Development and European Cohesion Policy acts as a lead partner and the Municipality of Izola as  project partner. The duration of a project is from 2016 until 2022.

The aim of the project  is to strengthen the institutional capacity of public authorities for efficient coordination and implementation of the EUSAIR strategy. The support is targeted to the organization of events, development of strategic project concepts and identifying funding opportunities, development of a virtual platform for the exchange of information and ideas among stakeholders, communication and setting the framework for monitoring and evaluating of the EUSAIR strategy.

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) launches a call to foster a "Sustainable Blue Economy". With a total budget of € 14.5 million, the call will accelerate the implementation of the European maritime policy and the deployment of the blue economy across Europe and in the Mediterranean. ​

The Sustainable Blue Economy call comprises 4 strands to support innovation and bring research results closer to the market as well as increase capacity building and networking for a sustainable use of our sea basins. In this way, the call will support sustainable job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship in the blue economy.

For more detailed information check the extract from the amendement of the Work Programme 2017. For Strands 3 and 4, the non-EU countries are ligible to apply.

The EMFF 2017 Info Day will be held on 9 November 2017,  9:00 -17:30 in Borschette Conference Center, Rue Froissart 36,  Brussels.

The Info Day will be opened by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. It will be open to all sea basins surrounding the EU coasts and will target a wide range of stakeholders.

The day will mark the launch of one of the Commitments of the European Union at the global conference Our Ocean 2017 in Malta and is a direct step to concrete action for a sustainable Blue Economy.

More information, including the full Agenda, information on registration and webstream can be found here.

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The 6th EUSAIR Governing Board meeting will be held on 25-27 October 2017 in Ancona, Italy.


The Governing Board is the EUSAIR coordination body gathering the National and Pillar Coordinators designated by the 8 participating countries, representatives from European Commission and the other EU institutions, as well as representatives of the Permanent Secretariat of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative.


More information on the outcomes of the Governing Board meeting will be published soon after the meeting.  

Mediterranean Coast and EU Macroregional Strategies in Portorož, Slovenia has officially started. Numerous workshops, activites and conference are available for you until 29 September 2017. Follow us live on Twitter, Facebook or Webstream.

Hotels are filling up quickly! REGISTER NOW for the Mediterranean Coast and Macroregional Strategies Week 2017


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We are pleased to invite you to the »Mediterranean Coast and Macroregional Strategies Week« that will take place between the 20–23 September 2017 at the Slovenian coast.

Focus of this year's event is “Living with the sea”.

The traditional event aims to raise awareness on the sea and coast and their natural resources and economic potential, as well as to expose the risks to which the sea and coast are exposed to due to the natural phenomena and human actions.

Organizers are promising numerous roundtables, project showcase and thematic workshops.The event will bring together stakeholders, practitioners, experts and general public to discuss the current and the future of the sea and coastal management. The event will also provide a great opportunity to attend the conference on Media and communication of macroregional strategies.

You can register here.

We will publish all event related information at the dedicated website.

 

Welcome to join us in Slovenia!

 

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The event
»Modro z modrim« - odkrijmo in prikažimo potenciale Modre rasti v Sloveniji – »Blue with Blue« - Discovering and Showing Blue Growth Potentials in Slovenia«
will take place in
Izola, Slovenia on 10 July 2017


»Blue growth« is the EU long term strategy underlying the importance of seas and oceans in the European economy and promoting the great potential of seas and oceans in fostering the innovation and sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors.

The aim of this event is to bring together national stakeholders active in the field of Blue Growth, to explore relationship between the Blue Growth and Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia and to dicsuss new potentials and possibilities for the development of Blue Growth in the macroregion by exploring the financial sources and funding opportunities through EU programmes and framework programmes.

This is a national event, the official language is Slovene.

The event is jointly organized by the Slovene Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Ministry of Health, Ministy of Agriculture, Forestry and Food and the Government office for Development and European cohesion policy with the support of the Public agency for promotion of entrepreneurship and developing projects – the implementing strucutre of the EUSAIR Facility Point Project Partner Municipality of Izola.

 

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Please find the programme attached (in Slovene language).

Further information about the event will follow soon.

Looking forward to meeting you in Izola.

The »Mediterranean Coast and Macroregional Strategies Week« will take place between the 20 – 23 September 2017 at the Slovenian coast. Focus of this year's event is “Living with the sea”.

The Mediterranean countries started celebrating the Mediterranean Coast Day in 2007. In Slovenia, the celebration is widely known as the “Mediterranean Coast Week” and is inextricably linked to the regional cooperation under the three European macro-regional strategies which are implemented in the Slovenian territory, namely the Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine strategy.

The traditional event aims to raise awareness on the sea and coast and their natural resources and economic potential, as well as to expose the risks to which the sea and coast are exposed to due to the natural phenomena and human actions. Numerous roundtables, project showcase and workshops will be organized. The event will bring together stakeholders, practitioners, experts and general public to discuss the current and the future of the sea and coastal management. The event will also provide a great opportunity to attend the conference on Media and communication of macroregional strategies.

Please find more information attached.

Further information about the event will be available in the next weeks.

You are cordially invited to join us!

 

Mediteranean Coast and EU Macro-regional Strategies Week Info Point:

Public agency for promotion of entrepreneurship and developing projects of Municipality of Izola, Implementing structure of the EUSAIR Facility Point Project Partner Municipality of Izola
Sončno nabrežje 4, Izola, Slovenia

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t: +386 5 66 00 260
f: +386 5 64 01 052

 

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17th Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chamber of Commerce 18th Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Cities - the EUSAIR stakeholder major event - is taking place in Pescara, Italy from 07 to 09 June 2017.

Please register now:
http://www.forumaic.org/events/17th-forum-of-the-adriatic-and-ionian-chamber-of-commerce-18th-forum-of-the-cities/

Check the draft agenda here:
http://www.forumaic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Agenda-draft_Fora_Pescara-Chieti.pdf

As a result of the 1st call for proposals, on 10 May 2017 the ADRION Monitoring Committee approved, under condition, the first 35 projects. Funding will only be granted to those projects which will pass additional checks (i.e.: state aid, anti-fraud, financial capacity of private partners) and comply with the conditions for improvement of the ADRION Programme.
 
The Interreg ADRION transnational cooperation programme covers the same geographical area of the EUSAIR. For the 2014-2020 period, it has an EU financial allocation of Euro 99.2 million (83.5 from the ERDF and 15.7 from IPA). The ADRION priorities – innovative and smart region; sustainable region; connected region - are largely consistent with the EUSAIR Pillars. Additionally, the programme provides support to the governance of the EUSAIR via a strategic project "EUSAIR Facility Point" (Euro 9.8 million ERDF+IPA) implemented via eight partners from the participating countries, led by the Slovenian Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy.
 
The first ADRION call for proposals - with an appropriation of Euro 33.1 million ERDF+IPA - had a bottom-up approach and was open to all topics included in the three priority axis of the programme. A second call for proposals, to be launched towards the end of 2017, will be targeted towards priorities/topics identified by the EUSAIR Thematic Steering Groups, whenever they are consistent with the programme's objectives.
 
More details on the approved 35 projects, under conditions, to be found in the ADRION programme website.