3rd Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region
24/05/2018 - 25/05/2018After Dubrovnik (Croatia, 2016) and Ioannina (Greece, 2017), the 3rd Forum of the EU macro-regional Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) will take place in Catania (Italy), on 24-25 May 2018 under the slogan ‘Our Region, Our Future’.
The Forum is organised by Italy in close cooperation with the European Commission and with the support of the EUSAIR Facility Point. This annual event will allow the stakeholders to take stock of EUSAIR progress and achievements, and share concrete ideas on the future prospects of the Strategy.
Special focus of this year’ Forum will be connectivity, covering the transport and energy networks in the Adriatic and Ionian region. Funding mechanisms for the EUSAIR projects will also feature prominently in the programme.
The Forum will be preceded by a Ministerial meeting on morning of 24 May, where the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and those responsible for EU funds of the participating countries will share views and provide strategic guidance for the future developments of the Strategy.
Other events will also take place back-to-back to the Forum, including a Business to Business (B2B) session organised by the Enterprise Europe Network. It will bring together businesses, chambers of commerce, research institutes, and other organisations in the Adriatic and Ionian region to exchange experience, assess new business opportunities and form relevant partnerships.
Italy in close cooperation with the European Commission (Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy) and with the support of the EUSAIR Facility Point.