The 2nd report on the implementation of the EU macro-regional strategies was adopted by the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on 29 January 2019. The report aims at providing a detailed analysis on the EU macro-regional strategies: the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP).
The document emphasizes the progresses concerning policy making and planning, governance, monitoring and evaluation, administrative capacity, internal and external communication. The report further delivers recommendations on priorities areas such as governance, funding, policy programming and communication to indicate how to make project implementation of the EU macro-regional strategies more effective.
The document further remarks as an example of project to promote sustainable tourism ADRION 5 Senses which supports the creation and promotion of the ADRION brand name to enhance innovative, high-quality tourism services.
In addition, a staff working document accompanies the 2nd report, to refer more in details to the achievements and challenges MRS are embracing. In particular, the document mentions projects funded by the ADRION Programme currently under execution in the area of transport and innovation, as best examples showing how transnational cooperation can tackle relevant problems and face critical issues within the Adriatic and Ionian region. The mentioned ADRION projects are
- NEORION which supports the development of green maritime technologies and new materials to enhance sustainable shipbuilding;
- ARIEL aiming at setting up a transnational network among small scale fisheries and aquaculture enterprises in the Adriatic-Ionian region.
- ADRIPASS, a project which aims to promote more efficient maritime -hinterland connections in the ADRION region.
If you are interested in learning more about ADRION 5 Senses, NEORION, ARIEL and ADRIPASS, visit their webpages at: