What is a macro-regional strategy?
A macro-regional strategy is an integrated framework endorsed by the European Council, which may be supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds among others, to address common challenges faced by a defined geographical area relating to Member States and other countries located in the same geographical area.In this framework theybenefit from strengthened cooperation contributing to achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion.
EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)
The Region is a functional area primarily defined by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas basin. Covering also an important terrestrial surface area, it treats the marine, coastal and terrestrial areas as interconnected systems. With intensified movements of goods, services and peoples owing to Croatia’s accession to the EU and with the prospect of EU accession for other countries in the Region, port hinterlands play a prominent role. Attention to land-sea linkages also highlights impacts of unsustainable land-based activities on coastal areas and marine ecosystems.
For news and information on the activities and progress of the Strategy, please visit EUSAIR Web site