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15 11, 2019

Atlantic Regions sign Porto Declaration, marking 30 Years of Atlantic Cooperation

On Thursday 14 November, the Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) held its General Assembly in Porto, Norte Region, Portugal. Atlantic regions voted and approved the Porto Political Declaration in which regions reaffirmed their commitment to working together and the importance of maintaining a cohesive Atlantic Area in the next programming period 2021-2027 and particularly after Brexit. [...]

19 06, 2019

Atlantic Arc member regions reaffirm their unity after 30 years of cooperation

Atlantic Arc regions gathered on 5 June 2019 at the Committee of the Regions to celebrate 30 years of cooperation within the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission and to prepare “A Vision for the Atlantic Arc”. Two Declarations on the future of the Atlantic Strategy and the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme were voted and agreed by [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

14 03, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission General Assembly focuses on young people

The General Assembly of the Atlantic Arc Commission, held in Les Sables d’Olonne on 2-3 March 2017, for the first time opened its debates to 25 students from local maritime vocational school ‘Eric Tabarly’. Bruno Retailleau, President of the Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) and the Pays de La Loire Region, had previously expressed his commitment [...]

7 03, 2017

CPMR Political Bureau to discuss plans for ‘Future of Europe’

The role of regions in the ‘Future of Europe’ will be the key topic of debate at the upcoming CPMR Political Bureau. The meeting is taking place on the island of Gozo, Malta, on 10 March, at the kind invitation of Anton Refalo, Minister of Gozo. Held during the Maltese Presidency of the European Union, [...]

12 02, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission opens General Assembly debates to young people

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is taking the unique step of inviting young people with a keen interest in the maritime sector to its upcoming General Assembly. The AAC is holding its General Assembly and Political Bureau on 1-3 March in the beautiful city of Les Sables d’Olonne (Pays de la Loire, France), which [...]