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28 07, 2017

Register now for ‘UK Atlantic Strategy Workshop’ in Cardiff – 25 September

Registration is now open for the Welsh Government’s ‘UK Atlantic Strategy Workshop’ which will focus on Marine Energy as a Driver of the Atlantic Economy.  The aim of the event, being held in Cardiff on 25 September, is to showcase flagship developments and highlight the potential of the marine energy sector in invigorating coastal economies [...]

11 07, 2017

Atlantic Arc regions debate fisheries Discard Ban and Landing Obligations

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) member regions have taken part in key debates concerning the EU Common Fisheries Policy’s (CFP) new Discard Ban and Landing Obligation measures. Regions involved in the AAC’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Working Group gathered in Vigo, Spain, on 26-27 June for the seminar “Discard ban and landing obligation, laudable but [...]

6 07, 2017

CPMR calls for EU financial mechanisms to alleviate Brexit’s impact on regions

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and its Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) have called on the EU27 to introduce new financial support mechanisms to alleviate the negative economic consequences of Brexit on Europe’s regions and key economic sectors.  The call comes after the announcement this week that the UK intends to withdraw from the [...]

3 07, 2017

A blue biotechnology Master for a Blue Career (BBMBC)

Deadline for applications: 28 August 2017 The CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission is a partner of the “A blue biotechnology Master for a Blue Career” (BBMBC) Project, co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) of the European Union. As part of the BBMBC Project, the University of La Rochelle (France) is launching a new [...]

27 06, 2017

CPMR regions call for modernised Cohesion policy at heart of EU objectives

Europe’s peripheral and maritime regions have adopted a policy position calling for a modernised post-2020 Cohesion policy that will overcome regional disparities, boost jobs and growth, and be at the heart of the EU’s strategy for a reformed Europe. As the EU Cohesion Forum takes place in Brussels, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is [...]

26 06, 2017

Atlantic Arc ‘hub’ meetings agree initial plans for post 2020 agenda

A number of regions and representatives from the EU institutions attended the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) first ever hub meetings, where initial plans for the preparation of the post 2020 period were agreed. The AAC’S six Working groups and two Task Forces gathered on 19-20 June for a series of meetings dedicated to Accessibility/Attractiveness, [...]

9 06, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission to hold first “Hub Meetings”

The CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) working groups are gathering for two days of meetings to prepare for the post-2020 period. Following agreement reached at the Atlantic Arc Commission General Assembly last March, all Atlantic Arc Commission working groups will gather jointly twice a year, within the Commission’s thematic hubs. The first ‘hubs meetings’ following [...]

9 06, 2017

Vella highlights innovative ‘Blue Biotechnology Master’ at EU Green Week

The project ‘a Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career’ (BBMBC), which involves the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission, gained high profile recognition during the 2017 EU Green Week as a noteworthy project to enhance the European blue economy. This year, the theme of ‘green jobs’ was chosen for this annual event organised by the European [...]

16 05, 2017

Two Atlantic Arc projects funded under INTERREG Atlantic Area program

Two projects in which the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is involved have been approved by the INTERREG Atlantic Area Monitoring Committee. As part of the first call for proposals of the 2014-2020 INTERREG Atlantic Area Program, the Atlantic Arc Commission has successfully submitted two projects related to blue economy and environment in the Atlantic. [...]

12 05, 2017

Atlantic Project Awards open for submissions

The Atlantic Project Awards are designed to honour outstanding success stories, achieved by projects in the geographical area covered by the Atlantic Strategy and with relevance to the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan. The Atlantic Project Awards, organised by the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, showcase and promote individual winners and highlight [...]