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12 12, 2017

CPMR & AAC help launch project to improve innovation performance of seafood industry

The CPMR and its Atlantic Arc Commission recently took part in the kick off meeting for the ‘SAFER - Smart Atlantic Seafood Clusters’ project on 15 November, in Letterkenny, Donegal. The SAFER project aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood industry by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation to give response to the [...]

7 12, 2017

CPMR and Atlantic Arc Commission join launch of CLEAN ATLANTIC project: ‘Tackling marine litter in Atlantic Area’

CLEANATLANTIC focusses on tackling marine litter in the Atlantic Area. The Kick-off Meeting took place on 7-8 November in Vigo (Galicia, ES). The project started on 1st September 2017 and will end on 31st August 2020. CleanAtlantic aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor, prevent and [...]

15 11, 2017

Promising results for the Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career (BBMBC) project following the start of the Master’s degree

During their meeting on 16 October 2017 in Paris, the Advisory Body and the Consortium of the BBMBC project “Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career”, which the Atlantic Arc Commission is involved in, prepared an initial promising assessment of the “Applied Blue Biotechnology” Master's Degree programme and are already discussing preparations for the next [...]

27 10, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission adopts two Political Declarations in Helsinki…

On 19 October 2017, in parallel to the CPMR General Assembly, members of the Atlantic Arc Commission unanimously approved during their plenary meeting two Political Declaration: one on Brexit and the other on Landing obligation in the Common Fisheries Policy: Through the Declaration on Brexit, the member Regions of the Atlantic Arc Commission wish to convey [...]

3 10, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission finalises its ‘Brexit Declaration’

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) Brexit Task Force has finalised its ‘Brexit Declaration’, laying out a series of bold proposals including the need for EU budget instruments to mitigate Brexit’s impact on regions. Led by the Galicia Region, the Task Force’s ‘Brexit Declaration’ conveys a number of political messages to the UK and the [...]

3 10, 2017

Atlantic Arc develops contribution to mid-term review of ‘Atlantic Strategy Action Plan’

 The Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is developing a political declaration on the implementation of the Atlantic Strategy. The aim is to contribute to the European Commission’s mid-term review of the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan. At a meeting in Brussels on 28 September, the Atlantic Arc Regions discussed their experiences regarding the implementation of the Strategy’s [...]

14 09, 2017

CPMR urges Juncker to work together with Regions to build better Europe

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) welcomes the State of the Union address made by European Commission President Juncker, particularly its plea to strengthen democracy and defend the key values the EU stands for. However, the CPMR says President Juncker’s speech has fallen short of acknowledging the need for a refocused Europe, which places [...]

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 [...]