Communication concerning the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region

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Period : 2014-2020
Date : 17/06/2014

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.

Home to more than 70 million people, the Region plays a key role in strengthening geographical continuity in Europe. The Strategy builds on the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, which concern eight countries. A map is enclosed. The Strategy remains open to other partners in the Region.

Prosperity, through trade and enterprise, will allow the Region to turn a page on economic crisis. Its people deserve improved employment prospects, better mobility, more secure and integrated supplies of energy, and enhanced environmental quality.

More information :

EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region