22 projects approved under condition for the 2nd Call for Proposals

An overview of the approved projects under condition: National representation, Type of beneficiaries, Resources allocated and Topics covered by the project proposals

On 17 July 2019 the ADRION Monitoring Committee met in Tivat (Montenegro) to discuss and approve the assessment of the eligible project proposals received in the framework of the 2nd call for proposals devoted to Priority Axis 2 Sustainable Region

The Monitoring Committee approved 22 projects under condition according to the Joint Secretariat proposal. In the following days the Programme will inform all lead partners about the outcomes of the assessment and the Monitoring Committee decision. The project’s acronym and further details will be published on our website.

Approved projects under condition will finance interventions for a total EU funding of MEUR 33,3 that will be aimed at supporting environmental sustainability and at promoting the preservation of the cultural and natural heritage of the Adriatic-Ionian region.  Projects shall have a duration of max 30 months.

The call, launched on 28 March and closed on 4 July 2018, received 186 project proposals covering the two specific objectives of the thematic objective of Priority Axis 2, Sustainable Region:

SO 2.1 Promote the sustainable valorisation and preservation of natural and cultural heritage as growth assets in the Adriatic-Ionian area.

SO 2.2 Enhance the capacity in transnationally tackling environmental vulnerability, fragmentation, and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic-Ionian area.

Among the 22 projects, 13 have been funded under conditions under S.O. 2.1, and 9 under S.O. 2.2.

Type of Beneficiaries

The 217 beneficiaries involved in the 22 projects are predominantly public bodies (88%), namely local, regional and national public authorities, sectoral agency as well as higher education institutions. In the here below table an overview of all the types of beneficiaries represented within the project partnerships:

As far as national representation is concerned, Italy represents the Partner State with the highest number of  beneficiaries followed by Croatia and Slovenia.

Among the 22 projects approved under condition, most of the lead partners are Italian institutions (18), whereas Greek and Slovenian lead partners are 4 in total, as shown in the here below table:

Among the thematic that will be addressed by the projects, under the specific thematic objective 2.1 (promotion and enhancement of the cultural and natural heritage) the main drivers are:

  • conservation of the landscape
  • development of cultural and creative industries in the field of sustainable tourism and conservation of artistic heritage.

On the specific thematic objective 2.2 (reduction of environmental risks and the preservation and conservation of nature) the predominant topics are:

  • disaster risk reduction mesaures and improvement of the early warning systems
  • management and prevention of marine pollution
  • improvement of the waste cycle management.

A Lead Partner Seminar, that will be organised in Bologna in the next weeks will mark the start of the negotiation process for all approved projects.