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Published the 25 June 2018

Dover Strait - A new study highlights the economic footprint of the Channel Tunnel in the UE

A new study published by EY analyses the value of trade travelling through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and EU countries.

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Published the 3 April 2018

Strait of Bonifacio & Corsica Channel – MARITTIMOTECH gets to the heart of the acceleration path

MARITTIMOTECH Interreg project launches its accompanying course for entrepreneurs in the field of blue economy.

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Published the 8 June 2017

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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Published the 27 February 2017

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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Published the 22 February 2016

Interreg Europe supports low-carbon economy in European straits

PASSAGE project was approved by Interreg Europe programme; 7 ESI partners are part of the project which should start in April 2016.

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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 18 October 2013

The European Straits promote harmonious economic development of their areas (Gulf of Finland, 1-4 October 2013)

The NOSTRA (first major project undertaken by the ESI) workshop in the Gulf of Finland focused on the sustainable economic development of the straits.

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Nostra: a project that brings together 14 of the 15 partners: April 2012 in Boulogne-sur-mer

Launched on 3 April 2012 in Wimille, near Boulogne-sur-mer, the NOSTRA project is the result of the European Straits Initiative and is part of the second aim of the initiative: Work towards the em...

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Port d'Étaples

Published the 16 November 2012

13th World Conference Cities and Ports (Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, 18-21 June 2012)

450 participants (including ESI) coming from 46 countries discussed about the solutions found by stakeholders for the development of port cities.

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Détroit du Pas de Calais

Published the 16 November 2012

1st Conference on Smart Cooperation (La Coruña – Spain - 25 and 26 June 2012)

ESI highlighted the advantages of European Territorial Cooperation to reach a sustainable growth, while 37% of the European population live in a border region.

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Published the 3 September 2012

ESI supports blue growth and the creation of a European Label for quality tourism (May 2012)

ESI partners sent a joint response to the European consultation to consider the interests of fishing grounds and maritime transport.

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