Europe is the world’s leading destination for cycle tourism. Cycle tourism represents a great opportunity of green growth for the blue economy. The EuroVelo 1 has for sure a place and a role to play in cycle tourism development in the Atlantic Area.
The AtlanticOnBike project aims at achieving po
Emerging social issues and challenges within social innovation are requiring new responses as institutions are finding increasingly difficult to provide solutions based on traditional methods. Atlantic Social Lab aims to develop and promote social innovation approaches and methods to give response t
The urban World Heritage sites (WHS) represent an important cultural value in the context of the Atlantic Area. The AtlaSWH project intends to create a network of urban WHS, by addressing common challenges related to the protection of their identity, while enhancing their cultural assets, in order t
AYCH will build a model of social innovation for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries, across the Atlantic Area. Connecting people, ideas, skills, technologies and enterprises across a network of hubs the project will unloc
The Atlantic Area (continental shelf and islands) is particularly rich in marine resources and despite the richness of these resources, both in quantity and biodiversity. Commercial exploitation is predominantly focused on fishing for food and directing by-products for feed. However, their relevance
As pillar of MARPOL, the EU Port Reception Facility (PRF) directive obliges ports providing adequate PRF, ships delivering waste in the port and recommends a cost recovery system (CRS) as an incentives. IMO has also developed a PRF database, a user service. The IMO Ballast Water Management Conventio
The nautical industry offers a significant potential for job creation and is a vector for economic development and wealth for the Atlantic Area territories. The marine leisure industry is worth EUR 8.9Bn and employs 85,000 people across the Atlantic Area.
The CAPITEN project has 2 goals:
- to pro
In northern Europe, squid, octopus and cuttlefish fishery catches and products are underutilized, while in the south their added value is more important. Cephalopod stocks are not subject to quota management at EU level and opportunities exist to further develop fisheries and markets.
Marine litter is a severe pollution threat with environmental, human health, safety and socioeconomic impacts and demanding regional collaboration. CleanAtlantic addresses this challenge and aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor
Cockles provides meaningful environmental, societal, cultural, as well as economic benefits to coastal communities in the five Atlantic Area countries, but are threatened by disease and sub-optimal management.
The Cockles project will restore production and the services provided by this emblematic