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Have the specificities of European straits recognised in European policy

The lobbying activities aiming at having the specificities of European straits recognised in European policy are diverse in nature: interventions in national and international conferences, contributions to the European Union consultations on topics relevant to straits of Europe, but also ​​direct actions towards the relevant public authorities (local authorities, government departments, EU institutions).

Published the 19 November 2014

BRIT XIV conference: the strait, source of innovation

For the first time, the international BRIT (Border Regions In Transition) conference devoted a special session to straits. At this event, the ESI was the voice of the European straits.

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Published the 18 November 2014

Baltic Sea subregions call on the EU to pay specific attention to the straits of the region

The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation conference recognised the importance of Baltic Sea Straits in its annual resolution. A major step towards recognition by Europe.

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Published the 18 November 2014

The Strait of Bonifacio enhances its international dimension

This summer saw the introduction of deep-sea piloting in the Strait of Bonifacio, opening the way for the final designation of the strait as a sensitive area.

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Fehmarnbelt days : créer des connections

Published the 18 November 2014

Fehmarnbelt days 2014: the strait is a "creator of connections"

For the second edition of the Fehmarnbelt Days, the opportunities created by the construction of the tunnel were highlighted, for young people in particular.

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Published the 28 October 2014

NOSTRA project comes to an end – the European Straits Initiative takes over!

On 22 October in Brussels, the European Straits Initiative presented the results of NOSTRA project and reaffirmed the political commitment of an enlarged partnership

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Published the 21 July 2014

European Maritime Days 2014: the Strait of Dover takes pride of place

The only EMD labelled event in France, the territorial meeting of the NOSTRA project prompted exchanges on projects for the Strait of Dover and the challenges it faces.

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Published the 18 July 2014

The Baltic Sea Commission General Assembly in Luleå, Sweden 7-8. May 2014

The meeting was an opportunity to bring the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission and the European Straits Initiative closer and to show the importance of straits issues in the area.

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Published the 6 May 2014

For recognition of the straits in the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region

The European Straits Initiative has responded to the European consultation on the Adriatic and Ionian macro-regional strategy on behalf of the straits of Messina and Otranto.

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Published the 8 January 2014

The Strait of Dover in English Channel Area Meetings (Rouen, 21 November and London, 6 December 2013)

The strait’s particularities had been developed at the time of the final conference of the CAMIS project and in a meeting on maritime pollution in the English Channel.

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Published the 6 January 2014

The French Transfrontier Operational Mission’s website given an overhaul: focus on issues regarding straits

The website in particular showcases cross-border maritime co-operation and sets out sound lines of arguments in favour of the specificities of European straits being recognised.

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Published the 20 December 2013

NOSTRA project outlined at the Baltic Sea co-operation conference (Helsinki, 17-18 October 2013)

The European Straits Initiative’s first project was of great interest to local authorities in the Baltic Sea area, where three of the eight straits in the partnership are located.

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Published the 12 November 2013

The local communities bordering the straits make themselves heard at the International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Concrete responses have been provided to protecting the marine environment on an international (PSSA) and local level (EGCT), while also avoiding them being put in a glass case.

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Published the 20 October 2013

The ESI is in favour of a Common Information Sharing Environment as regards surveillance of the maritime areas of the EU

Effective sharing of information on the maritime areas of Europe will be of benefit to the straits of Europe which are affected by many sea-related strategic issues and activities.

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Published the 18 October 2013

Open Days: Baltic Sea straits in favour of a green and competitive maritime transportation (Brussels, 9 October 2013)

Three straits in the Baltic Sea part of the initiative have proved their determination to use clean and competitive ships and multimodal transport systems.

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Published the 17 October 2013

The European straits on the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress agenda (Marseille, 21-25 October 2013)

Three workshops will address issues surrounding the straits of Europe on the mornings of 24 and 25 October from 10 am. Share the news and make sure everybody comes along!

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