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Corsica Channel/Strait of Bonifacio - A cross-border project for blue and green growth

The project "Accélérateur Transfrontalier de Start Ups - MARITTIMOTECH" is financed by the cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG VA Italy-France Maritime.

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The Chamber of commerce of Bastia and Haute-Corse joins ESI!

The Chamber of commerce and industry of Bastia and Haute-Corse joined the European Straits Initiative partnership on 12 January 2017.

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Database on border regions highlights specific challenges of maritime borders

The study and database published by the European Commission enable to study the key features of European straits’ maritime borders.

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Dover Strait - New study highlights the economic footprint of the Channel tunnel

The study performed by Ernst & Young for Eurotunnel group proposes an analysis of the economic value of the traffic of passengers and goods through the Channel tunnel.

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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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