The new EU strategy for the outermost regions, one year on - Madeira

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Period : 2014-2020
Date : 20/11/2018

By encouraging the outermost regions to capitalise on their unique assets, the strategy seeks to help them create new opportunities for their inhabitants, boost innovation in sectors like agriculture, fisheries or tourism, while deepening the cooperation with neighbour countries. One year on, the main developments in the Madeira are:

  • A more dynamic blue economy sector, through new rules for the management and monitoring of maritime economic activities; new opportunities for scientific tourism and new marine protected areas;
  • Progress on digital accessibility supported by training to improve the IT skills of young people;
  • Support for researchers through the Horizon 2020 «FORWARD» project aimed at strengthening their presence in European and international innovation
    networks and their ability to participate in research projects
  • Solid bases for cleaner mobility through a regional action plan for sustainable urban mobility aimed at improving air quality;
  • Strengthened cooperation with neighbouring countries through the May 2018 Macaronesia archipelago summit.
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