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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 [...]

18 04, 2017

CPMR & Brittany region launch new Climate Task Force

The CPMR’s new Climate Task Force has pledged to contribute to more coordinated and structured regional action to tackle the issues resulting from climate change. Twenty-three of CPMR’s member regions attended the first meeting on 31 March of the Climate Task Force, which is being led by the Brittany region. The meeting was chaired by [...]

15 04, 2017

CPMR discusses contribution of Atlantic Action Plan to Blue Economy

The CPMR took part in a key meeting in Bayonne, France, to discuss the contribution of the Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan to the Blue Economy in the Atlantic. The meeting, held on 13 April, was organised by the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, the CPMR’s member region, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and the Bayonne Pays [...]

14 04, 2017

Brittany and Wales discuss Brexit’s impact on maritime field

A conference on the impact of Brexit was organised in Brest on 2 March by the Brittany region and the “Maison de l’Europe” of Brest. Desmond Clifford, head of cabinet of the Welsh Prime Minister, took part in a round-table discussion, along with Jean Hamon, President of the CESER Brittany region, and Forough Salami, CPMR Vice-President [...]

10 04, 2017

CPMR’s North Sea & Atlantic Arc Commissions establish Brexit Task Forces

The CPMR Atlantic Arc and North Sea Commissions have established Brexit task forces to follow the negotiations and feed into the CPMR’s overall reflection on the Future of Europe. The Task forces have been set up within these Commissions because they involve the regions that will be most affected by the UK’s decision to leave [...]

28 03, 2017

CPMR calls for regions to be represented in Brexit negotiations

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) has called on the EU and the UK government to ensure that the interests of regions are taken into account during the Brexit negotiations. As the UK government prepares to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the CPMR is urging the EU institutions and the UK and [...]