Highlights of the Interreg Atlantic Area annual event
Around 160 participants hosted in Vigo to discuss blue innovation in the Atlantic regions
The Atlantic Area annual event, this year under the thematic of the blue innovation as a main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area, gathered on the 22 October in Vigo several representatives of the economic, education and research sectors, as well as local, regional, national and European bodies.
A first session was dedicated to the programme current status, which recently approved more 27 cooperation projects, and its contribution to the Atlantic Strategy enhancing the importance of a better geographic and thematic alignment in the future. In a second session, projects with a high innovative component - ATLANTICKETMED, NASPA, BLUEPORTS, MYCOAST and OCEANWISE - were invited to a round table were they had the opportunity to share their experience and good practices to contribute to the improvement of the maritime economy in the Atlantic regions through transnational cooperation.
Several other Atlantic projects participated on an exhibition to showcase their innovative concepts and practices. A highlight of this event was the presence of Mrs. Carmela Silva, President of Deputación de Pontevedra in Spain, being an honour to receive her at project IN4.0 stand, giving also the opportunity to meet with the Managing Authority.
Published on: 2018-10-28
New tools for monitoring the chemical status in transitional and coastal waters under the Water Framework Directive
BLUE biotechnology as a road for innovation on HUMAN’s health aiming smart growth in Atlantic Area
The iFADO project is committed with the creation of new marine services to support the Marine Strategy Framework Directive implementation
Launch of SEAFUEL: the European project for sustainable integration of renewable fuels in local transportation
Official kick-off meeting of SEAFUEL project was held in Galway on 25 and 26 January 2018
Promotion of sustainability of the Urban World Heritage Sites
66,8% of the programme ERDF budget allocated to 45 transnational cooperation projects in the Atlantic region
The ALICE project has started to help achieve the EU 2020 targets for biodiversity in Atlantic landscapes
This project will identify economic and social barriers to the implementation of Blue and Green Infrastructures and improve the characterization of biodiversity and ecosystem services at the land-sea interface in the Atlantic Region.
The research to find new tools for monitoring the chemical status in transitional and coastal waters
Atlantic Social LAB project started with several social innovation initiatives in Vale do Ave (Portugal)
Social Innovation in Europe was the main working subject during the meeting that took place in Famalicão on the 28 and 29 November 2017
On the last 29 November, the Atlantic Area programme’s Monitoring Committee met in Lisbon under the Portuguese Presidency