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PASSAGE project - Direction Helsinki for low-carbon transport solutions!

On 22, 34 and 24 November 2016, PASSAGE project partners gathered in Helsinki to study low-carbon transport solutions in maritime border regions.

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PASSAGE project - Public procurement for a study on carbon emissions in European straits

Pas-de-Calais County Council, lead partner of PASSAGE project, launched a public procurement for a study. Deadline: 16 December 2016, 4pm.

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Green light for the inclusion and international youth mobility project within ESI partner regions

On 26 October 2016, Mob’inclus project received a financial support of 51,216 € from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Dover Strait – "Semaine de la solidarité internationale": travel around straits of the world

The "Week of international solidarity" takes place every year in France to raise public awareness on international solidarity and sustainable development.

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Promising start for PASSAGE project

Following approval of PASSAGE project, major work has already been engaged by project partners to enhance low-carbon development of maritime border regions.

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Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region commits to ESI

Following exchanges engaged with the European Straits Initiative from 2015, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region has officialised in October 2016 its entry in the ESI.

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The Chamber of commerce of Maremma and Tirreno joins ESI

On 4 October 2016, the Chamber of commerce on the Italian shore of Corsica Channel formalised its will to join the European Straits Initiative.

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Strait of Kvarken - A region’s flagship project wins international award

The project Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor has won the international "Sail of Papenburg" Award 2016.

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Strait of Messina - A book devoted to culture around the strait

Appearance of issue 8 of the Écritures review, first opus dedicated to the Strait of Messina in an editorial series devoted to culture around the straits within the European area.

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Strait of Kvarken - "Cross Border World Heritage" Menu

During the autumn of 2016, it was possible to experience unique tastes from the High Coast-Kvarken Archipelago UNESCO World Heritage Site onboard the ferry crossing the strait.

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ESI presented to French minister and elected representatives of the coastal areas

National study days of the ANEL (French association of elected representatives from coastal areas) took place on 5, 6 and 7 October 2016 in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, seaside resort of Pas-de-Calais.

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BIG up for European straits!

The BIG (Borders In Globalization) policy forum in Paris on 7 July was an opportunity to highlight the innovative approaches developed in European straits.

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Fehmarn Belt cross-border cooperation highlighted at global research conference “Border Regions in Transition”

The 15th conference on Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) took place from 17 to 20 May 2016 in Hamburg (Germany) and Sönderborg (Denmark). A good opportunity to present the Fehmarnbelt Committee!

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Strait of Sicily - A European Maritime Day coloured with blue technologies

The National Institute for Sciences and Technologies of the Sea (INSTM) organized on 31 May 2016 the first European Maritime Day event on the Southern shore of the Mediterranean sea.

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Kvarken - The international KvarkenMoS Conference highlights importance of the Kvarken Transport Route

The KvarkenMoS conference on 20-22 April visibly highlighted the Kvarken shipping route between Vaasa and Umeå, connecting much more than just the two neighbouring cities.

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