Launch Conference on the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region
Launch Conference of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)
The Launch Conference of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) is organised by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in cooperation with the European Commission, and together with the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative and Marche Region (as Presidency of the Adriatic-Ionian Interregional Group in the Committee of the Regions).
The aim of the event - which will take place after the endorsement of the EUSAIR by the European Council – is gathering all key actors to create the framework for its implementation. The governance and management structures of the Strategy, currently under development, will be organised around its four pillars, namely: "Blue Growth", "Connecting the Region" (Transport and Energy), "Environmental Quality" and "Sustainable Tourism".
Prominent national, local and international authorities, including the European Commission, will speak in the Conference, chaired by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The institutional session will be followed by a technical plenary session addressed to the key implementers (national and regional authorities responsible for the EUSAIR and the management of EU funds, EU institutions, regional organisations and bodies). This will be a timely opportunity to present how the Strategy will be structured, at its different levels, and to gather useful inputs to outline a well-performing system, in the framework of a multi-level governance.
18 November 2014
The Square Conference Centre, rue Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels
Languages: Working languages will be English and Italian (simultaneous translation will be provided).