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
20.03.2019, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hosts the ceremony for the signature of contracts of projects approved under the second call
The main focus is on expanded polystyrene (styrofoam), one of the most difficult plastic wastes to collect
Porto Municipality adressed the importance of a more sustainable territorial management in the Atlantic Area urban centres
This study allowed to understand the most urgent social needs and possible pilot actions for social innovation in the Atlantic Area
The event will be carried out following innovative and dynamic methodologies to improve the tools available to promote training and youth entrepreneurship
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10-11.01.2019, Santo Tirso (PT)
Young participants will have the opportunity to form new project ideas to interact with Santo Tirso municipaly
Recognition of the importance of new models of political management for the sustainability of the European space
The Joint Secretariat facilities will be closed from 24 December to 01 January 2019 included.
The partnership is committed to bringing together the Atlantic Area Shipbuilding SMEs, promoting the collaboration between them.