EU – cooperation, Atlantic Area programme 2014-2020 adopted
The EU Commission adopted the 2014-2020 Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation Programme, worth 185.3 million of euros
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The programme aims to fostering innovation, promoting a resource-efficient economy, protecting the Atlantic territory against risks of natural and human origin and promoting the natural and cultural assets.
The programme involves 38 regions from 5 EU Member States: France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the United Kingdom, including the outermost regions of the Canary Islands (Spain) and the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira (Portugal)
The programme's four priorities are:
- boosting innovation and competitiveness, accelerating smart growth;
- fostering a resource-efficient economy, promoting the use of renewable energies
- strengthening the territory's resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin, Supporting a better protection and management of the territory;
- protecting the biodiversity and promoting the cultural and natural assets of the region.
The budget is 185.3 million of euros, with a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of 140 million of euros.
Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy said: “This transnational cooperation programme offers concrete opportunities to encourage innovation in all sectors involving private and public stakeholders, while protecting the region's rich natural resources”.
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