European Straits Initiative

The European Straits Initiative newsletter Nr 19

Winter 2016-2017

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Dates à retenir

2nd international conference on marine spatial planning

From 15 March 2017 to 17 March 2017
2nd international conference on marine spatial planning

The second international conference on marine spatial planning will tak...

PASSAGE project seminar - Entrepreneurship and social innovation

From 16 May 2017 to 18 May 2017
PASSAGE project seminar - Entrepreneurship and social innovation

This third thematic seminar will take place in Bastia.

PASSAGE project seminar - Environment and attractiveness of territories

From 28 March 2017 to 30 March 2017
PASSAGE project seminar - Environment and attractiveness of territories

This second thematic seminar will take place in Lecce.

European maritime day 2017

From 18 May 2017 to 19 May 2017
European maritime day 2017

News - European Straits Initative

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

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

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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PASSAGE project - Direction Helsinki for low-carbon transport solutions

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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Report of activities 2016

The report of activities 2016 of the European Straits Initiative is available for download on the website.

News - In your strait

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

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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Blue economy in the Mediterranean

On 2nd February 2017, a conference organised by the European commission and the Union for the Mediterranean have hosted a conference on challenges and opportunities for sustainable investment and job creation in the blue economy of the western Mediterranean. Find out all the conclusions of the conference on the dedicated website.

Read also the conclusions of the debates of the Intermediterranean Commission of the CPMR on the topic, which included the Region of Ionian Islands and the Regional Government of Andalusia, both members of the European Straits Initiative.

International ocean governance

In 2015, the European Straits Initiative contributed to the consultation launched by the European commission on the international ocean governance. Read the communication of the European commission from 10th November 2016, with a set of proposals: “International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans”.

Call for projects “Connecting Europe Facility”

A call for projects of the programme “Connecting Europe Facility” is opened since 8 February 2017. This call makes €1 billion of funding available (including €40 million for Motorways of the Sea priority) for projects of common interest in the transport sector aiming at maximizing the leverage of private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Find out more on the dedicated website. You can also web-stream the presentation of this call for projects organized in Brussels on 27 February.

Follow PASSAGE project

9 partners of the European Straits Initiative are involved in this project co-financed by ERDF in the framework of the Interreg Europe programme. Follow news of PASSAGE projects on the dedicated website and the LinkedIn group of the project.

Contact

Conseil départemental du Pas-de-Calais
Direction Europe et international

Colette Marie
rue Ferdinand Buisson
62009 ARRAS CEDEX 9
FRANCE
www.europeanstraits.eu

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