President of Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion, Michele Iorio, has participated at the two days of meetings organised by Istrian Region in Pula, to celebrate the entry of Croatia into European Union. Istrian Region has meant, in fact, give birth to a big official event to celebrate the historic entry of Croatia Luxury Villas in the European context and its becoming an equal partner with other traditional countries of the Union. They were invited, as guests of honor, leading figures of European institutions and governments – as the President Iorio – who over the years have distinguished themselves, together with their organizations, for international cooperation in the development and socio-cultural growth of Croatia. President Iorio congratulated with the various institutions in highlighting how the satisfaction for the goal achieved by the Croats is certainly shared by all members of the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion. “An important result – he said – the result of a concerted effort from all countries and each institution of Euroregion. Croatia is stronger and more directed towards a sustainable development, and this makes more incisive and determined the path of Euroregion and its components”. Iorio also recalled that seven years ago, in these days, and just in Pula, he signed the official establishment of the Adriatic Euroregion. “For the first time – said the President – local authorities belonging to different countries .
From today, Croatia is officially part of European Union, becoming the twenty-eighth State of the EU. The 1st of July represents an historic day not only for the Balkan Country, but for the whole process of European integration. After Bulgaria and Romania, in fact, that had joined the EU in 2007, there have not been other access to the Union. Croatia, now, begin to organize to catch all opportunities that may come from its new status as a member, especially in the tourism sector. Tourism, main source of wealth of the state – represents one fifth of its GDP – should have significant benefits with the speeding up of procedures for entry into the country. Big satisfaction is expressed by all the partners of Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, which have always strongly supported the slow process that led Croatia Luxury Villas into the EU. The President of Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion, Michele Iorio, welcomes the Country. “The entry of Croatia in the EU is an important innovation and encouraging for the future of the Union, but also for the Adriatic basin. The Euroregion lives, therefore, a time of celebration, because the various Croatian components of institutional network have reached a goal for which they have strongly worked. Many of the strategies that we have studied as Euroregion, will have better implementation and greater support from a new member of that big and ambitious dream.
To foster institutional cooperation and promote a shared model of Adriatic governance, through the implementation of an operational plan participated by local stakeholder: this is one among the priority objectives of the Project “AdriGov”, co- funded by the European Commission in the framework of IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007 -2013. This topic will be discussed in Bari, during the two-day event organized by the Puglia Region at Boscolo Hotel on the 25 and 26 September 2013. Mrs. Silvia Godelli , Regional Councillor for the Mediterranean , Culture and Tourism, will welcome the partecipants. The focus of the seminar will be the EU strategies for the Adriatic-Ionian Macro-region area, in collaboration with local institutions, especially considering the forthcoming enlargement of the European Union to the Adriatic area. Goal to be achieved through the Project “AdriGov”, which promotes the adoption of a participated governance operational plan. It is a macro-regional approach that aims to give fresh impetus to the cooperation and investments for the advantages of the involved areas, about mutual interest fields. Mr. Francesco Cocco,“AdriGov” project manager, coming from Molise Region, lead partner, will open the first day of the workshop, focusing on the theme “Towards the Adriatic Ionian Macroregion: policies and tools for Increasing regional attractiveness.”
Favorire la cooperazione istituzionale e promuovere un modello condiviso di governance adriatica, attraverso la realizzazione di un piano operativo partecipato dagli attori locali: è questo uno degli obiettivi prioritari del Progetto AdriGov, co-finanziato dalla Commissione Europea nell’ambito del Programma Transfrontaliero IPA Adriatico 2007-2013. Se ne parlerà a Bari, nella due giorni organizzata dalla Regione Puglia presso il Boscolo Hotel, il 25 e 26 settembre 2013. A dare il benvenuto ci sarà l’Assessore regionale al Mediterraneo, Cultura e Turismo, Silvia Godelli. Al centro del seminario le strategie che l’UE intende attivare nell’area della Macroregione adriatico-ionica, in collaborazione con le istituzioni locali, anche in vista dell’imminente allargamento dell’Unione europea alla zona adriatica. Obiettivo da realizzare attraverso il Progetto AdriGov, che promuove l’adozione di un piano di governance operativa partecipato. Si tratta di un approccio macro-regionale che si propone di portare nuovo slancio alla cooperazione e agli investimenti a beneficio delle aree coinvolte, intorno ai settori di reciproco interesse. Sarà Francesco Cocco, project manager di AdriGov per il Molise, regione capofila, ad aprire i lavori del workshop nella prima giornata, incentrata sul tema “Towards the Adriatic Ionian Macroregion: policies and tools for increasing regional attractiveness” . Nella prima parte sono previsti i contributi di rappresentanti della Commissione Europea, dei gruppi di lavoro croati e albanesi e del MAE coinvolti nella definizione dei “pilastri” delle strategie macro-regionali.
The European Council looks forward to the presentation by the European Commission of a new EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) before the end of 2014. The Maritime Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, adopted by the Commission on 30 November 2012, will be one of the (main) component of this broader macro-regional strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region, which will cover also the hinterland. The EUSAIR – like the Maritime Strategy – concerns 8 countries: 4 EU Member States (Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia) and 4 non-EU countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia).
Forum on EUSAIR and the Adriatic and Ionian University “EUSAIR – how to say it – Building a macro-regional awareness in the Adriatic-Ionian territories.” In December 2012, the European Union mandated the European Commission to prepare an Action Plan for the so-called European Strategy for Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR). Consultations are in place right now about this topic. The strategy covers 8 countries (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia Luxury Villas, Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia), 4 of which are EU Member States. So far EUSAIR consists in four thematic pillars and two crosscutting pillars. In 2014 the EUSAIR Action Plan will be launched by EU, the plan aims to coordinate multi-level integrated programming for the harmonious territorial development under the supervision of the European Commission. Emilia-Romagna Region and the University of Bologna (Dipartimento DISCi and IECOB – Forlì) have constituted a Regional lab on macro-regional issues, as part of the project AdriGov, funded under IPA Adriatic CBC Programme 2007-2013. The main objective of the Regional lab is to raise the quality, the effectiveness and the efficiency of the public administrations ensuring the active participation in the multi-level planning of EUSAIR. In the framework of AdriGov project, Emilia-Romagna Region and the Regional lab on macro-regional issues organize the Forum “EUSAIR – how to say it – Building a macro-regional awareness in the Adriatic-Ionian territories” that it will be held in Bologna.
In accordance with the art. 17 of the Statute, please take note that the IX – AIE General Assembly will be held on December o4th, at 3.00 p.m. in Bologna (Italy) at the premises of Emilia Romagna Region (Poggioli Room) with the following agenda: Report of the President on AIE activities; EUSAIR process – Latest news; Territorial cooperation in the new multiannual financial framework 2014/2020; The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) in the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion perspective; Youth Adrinet – Presentation of project results, Election of AIE President; Election of AIE Deputy President; Renewal of Executive Committee of AIE; Renewal of AIE Thematic Commissions (Presidents and Deputy-Presidents) and AIE Board of Auditors; Any other business. In addition, on days 5 and 6 December, work will proceed with a very interesting forum, organized within the Project Adri.Gov, with the theme “The EUSAIR – how to say it. Forum on Building a macro-regional awareness in the Adriatic-Ionian territories “.
transport products tourism importance environment european port industry partnership albania euroregije coordination agriculture kotor bari zadar giulia croatia accommodations ships businesses shipping union fish conference koper construction venice automobiles development izola commissions county split abruzzo montenegro coast friuli šibenik europe people euroregion dubrovnik commerce