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31 01, 2020

A New Working Group on the New Challenges for Cooperation in the Atlantic Area

The Atlantic Arc Commission has set up a new Working Group to examine three key matters of importance to effective cooperation in the Atlantic. Matter include, improving the Atlantic Strategy, cooperation with UK partners after the UK has left the European Union, and pros and cons of a potential Atlantic Macro Region.  These themes will [...]

31 01, 2020

Brexit and Fisheries: The Atlantic Arc sets down principles for the forthcoming negotiations

The General Assembly of the Atlantic Arc Commission, held in Porto on 14 November 2019, adopted a Political Declaration on Brexit and Fisheries, setting down key messages to negotiators ahead of a post-Brexit fisheries agreement between the EU and the UK. The Declaration was approved by member regions from both the UK and the EU, [...]

31 01, 2020

Tackling Marine Litter in the Atlantic Area

5th Coordination Meeting of CleanAtlantic project and CPMR Capitalisation Activities The Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) Secretariat and fellow CleanAtlantic partners met during three days at the Marine Institute in Galway from 2-4 December 2019, to discuss the results of the project and plan the last year of implementation.  The AAC Secretariat presented activities led within [...]

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 [...]

11 03, 2019

Channel Alliance presented at CPMR Political Bureau

Following a series of preliminary meetings organised by the CPMR and Normandy region, with local and regional stakeholders from both sides of the Channel, the Channel Alliance was presented for the first time at the CPMR’s Political Bureau, held in Brest, France on 07 May. This formal presentation constituted a landmark step in the formal [...]

4 03, 2019

CleanAtlantic project develops online database on Marine Litter

The CleanAtlantic project, which involves the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission, is currently developing an online database to gather information on Marine Litter projects. This aim is for the database to be a source of information for decision makers at all levels. The CleanAtlantic project is a project led by CETMAR in Galicia which aims to [...]

27 02, 2019

Atlantic Arc Commission: a lever for regions to get involved in Atlantic Strategy review

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission is actively involved in the review of the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan. The Atlantic Strategy Working Group met in December 2018 and February 2019 to contribute to the revision of the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan and further explore the possibility of an Atlantic Macro-region. Through the Atlantic Strategy Working Group, [...]

25 02, 2019

BBMBC presents Political Recommendations to EU institutions on Maritime Training

The Blue Biotechnology Master’s for a Blue Career (BBMBC) project, involving the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission, ended in December 2018. During the final months of the project, partners developed a set of political recommendations to the EU institutions on maritime training. Developed by the Atlantic Arc Commission at the initiative of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region, [...]

15 11, 2018

BBMBC project holds final conference

After two years, the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) project, ‘Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career’ (BBMBC), led by the University of La Rochelle, held its Final Conference in Bordeaux (Nouvelle Aquitaine) on 22 November. Developed within the Atlantic Arc Commission at the initiative of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region, the BBMBC project, financed by [...]