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Work towards the emergence of European cooperation projects

Under the memorandum of understanding, the second aim of cooperation is to work towards the emergence of cooperation projects, either under the Interreg programme or any other European programmes, and to develop mutual cooperation through joint action and projects, to promote and improve economic development, the protection of the coast, transport and logistics, cultural exchange and tourism.

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Published the 11 March 2015

"Maritime Straits: dialogue between the banks": come and join the project!

This project seeks to explore the "invisible link between cultures" that maritime straits constitute. Come and join the project and make it a reality.

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Published the 11 March 2015

For a network of researchers specialised in Straits issues

The European Straits Initiative seeks to connect researchers with an interest in straits issues, particularly in the context of European projects. Come and join two projects to be submitted soon!

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Published the 11 March 2015

A tunnel to link Helsinki and Tallinn: why not?

The Helsinki–Tallinn fixed link is a growth vision for Finland and the Baltic region, the purpose of which is to reduce travel time, add mobility and create competitiveness in the area.

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Published the 4 March 2015

The Seascape character assessment for the Dover Strait

The full report of the Seascape character assessment study for the Dover Strait is now available in English and French on the NOSTRA project website.

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Published the 4 March 2015

Kvarken Strait Midway alignment in the spotlights

The Midway Alignment project – Strait of Kvarken – was invited to share their experience and present the results achieved so far in terms of sustainable shipping and reduction of emissions.

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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

The Strait of Messina: for a European cultural network of straits

The cultural and artistic dimensions of the straits are essential to the construction of a distinctive "straits identity", epitomised by the project led by Stéphane Resche on the Strait of Messina.

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Mark Neelemans

Published the 21 July 2014

MIRG-EU: Large scale onboard fire simulation exercise successful

On 18 June 2014, partners of ESI from Dover Strait participated in a large scale onboard fire simulation exercise.

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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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Otrante strait

Published the 12 May 2014

Cross-border cooperation on Otranto Strait: an ambitious study presented in Lecce

A study on "Co-operative links between Albania and Apulia" realised by the University of Salento and co-funded by NOSTRA (Network Of STRAits) project has been released.

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Published the 6 May 2014

From Denmark to the Pas-de-Calais - The Tunnel - Season 2 (Calais, 31 March-1st April 2014)

A Danish delegation came and assessed the socio-economic consequences of the Channel Tunnel in the Pas-de-Calais County.

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Published the 6 May 2014

Kvarken Strait: Towards new opportunities

New transport routes and a new ferry keep the Kvarken Council busy

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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 Kvarken Link Open days local event - On board Wasa Express ferry, Umeå, 23rd November 2013

The Kvarken Link event gathered around 250 persons aboard the Wasa Express ferry, giving the opportunity to inform the public about the TEN-T project linking both sides of the Kvarken Strait.

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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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