EU STRATEGY FOR THE ADRIATIC AND IONIAN REGION

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• EU STRATEGY FOR THE
ADRIATIC AND IONIAN REGION
• Communication: COM(2014) 357 of 17 June 2014
• Action Plan: SWD(2014) 190 of 17 June 2014
Requested by the European Council of
Dec 2012, the Adriatic-Ionian macroregional strategy builds on:
• Intergovernmental Adriatic Ionian Initiative,
which covers 8 countries: AL, BA, GR, HR, IT, ME,
RS, SI
• EU Maritime strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian
Seas (30 Nov 2012)
• Evaluation of the added value of macro–regional
strategies (June 2013)
Consultation of Stakeholders
By pillar carried out under the responsibility of
participating countries (Sept-Dec 2013)
Contributions from:
• CoR – A-I Interregional Group
• EESC – Exploratory opinion
Large Stakeholders
February 2014
Conference
in
Athens,
On-line public consultation carried out
European Commission (Oct '13 – Jan '14)
by
6-7
the
General objective
Promote sustainable economic and social prosperity
of the Region through growth and jobs creation, by
improving its attractiveness, competitiveness and
connectivity.
Contribute to the EU integration of the participating
Western Balkan candidate and potential candidate
countries.
Thematic scope of the Strategy
Pillar 1
Blue Growth –
(coordinated by
Greece and
Montenegro)
Pillar 2
Pillar 3
Connecting the
Region –
Environmental
quality –
(coordinated by
Italy and Serbia)
(coordinated by
Slovenia and Bosnia
and Herzegovina)
Pillar 4
Sustainable
tourism –
(coordinated by
Croatia and
Albania)
Cross-cutting aspects
1. Capacity building including communication
2. Research and Innovation and SME development
Horizontal principles
Climate change mitigation and adaptation; disaster risk management
1. Blue Growth
Driving innovative maritime and marine growth in the Region
by promoting sustainable economic growth, jobs and business
opportunities in the blue economy
Blue
technologies
Fisheries
and
aquaculture
Maritime and
marine
governance
and services
2. Connecting the Region
Improving transport and energy connectivity in the Region
and with rest of Europe
Maritime
transport
Intermodal
connections to
the hinterland
Energy
networks
3. Environmental quality
Addressing environmental quality through cooperation at the
level of the Region
The marine
environment
a) Threats to coastal and
marine biodiversity
b) Pollution of the sea
Transnational terrestrial
habitats and biodiversity
4. Sustainable tourism
Developing the full potential of the Region in terms of
innovative, sustainable, responsible and quality tourism
Diversified tourism offer
(products and services)
Sustainable and
responsible tourism
management
(innovation and quality)
Implementation
• Actions and
governance
authorities)
projects identification:
structures
(national,
Strategy's
regional
• Funding: EU funds and programmes (ESIF, IPA,
Horizon 2020, Connecting Europe Facility, LIFE,
COSME, …; International Financial Institutions
(Western Balkans Investment Framework, EIB,
EBRD, WB, …; national public funds; private funds.
• Support to governance and implementation: ETC
Adriatic Ionian transnational programme
Next steps
START
implementation
November
October
July
Stakeholder
Conference
6-7
Feb
Strategy
adopted by
European
Commission
17
June
Launching
Conference
Endorsement by the
European Council
Start exam
in the
Council
2014
Thank you for your attention!
Further information:
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/cooperate/adriat_ionian/index_
en.cfm

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