The Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities,currently represents more than 100 local entities and 7 million inhabitants of the European Atlantic seaboard. This network works with different institutions, to promote the role of cities in Europe and to highlight the specificity of the Atlantic Arc.

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.International Conference on Aids to Navigation en A Coruña.

International Conference on Aids to Navigation en A Coruña

From 24th to 31st May, more than 500 experts in maritime navigation coming from around 60 countries will meet in A Coruña for the 18th edition of the Conference of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse...

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.Brest: Territorial projects on Education.

Brest: Territorial projects on Education

Educational stakeholders, parents, teachers, coordinators and childhood and youth facilitators, local elected officials, popular education associations … More than 500 participants will attend the fifth national meeting on local educational projects in Brest, at the Quartz, on Tuesday 5 and...

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.InShadow Festival of Lisbon.

InShadow Festival of Lisbon

InShadow - International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies is an initiative of Vo'Arte, in co-production with São Luiz Teatro Municipal, which has already established itself as a reference in contemporary artistic creation and programming, with emphasis on the convergence...

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Saint-Nazaire Celebrates 150 years of shipbuilding

On the 23rd of April 1864, the transatlantic liner Impératrice Eugénie was launched at the yard of Penhoët, thus marking the beginning of a great epic of shipbuilding for the city. To celebrate 150th anniversary of this industrial prowess, the Ecomuseum...

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Brest selected as "Child Friendly City"

Unicef France has awarded the city of Brest the title of "Child Friendly City" that it shares with 242 other French cities. The title, created in 2002, welcomed the strong commitment of the city to its children and its attention...

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Atlantic Arc Cities

Brest – MITIN, Atlantic Blue Tech and the CAAC at the Sea Tech Week

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During the Sea Tech Week, from 13th to 17th of October 2014 in Brest, the 2nd symposium "Innovation and blue growth" organized by the Maritime Innovative Territories International Network (MITIN) will be held. The objective of the second edition of this symposium is to present the ongoing actions, define its projects and its action plan for 2015.

This event is also an ideal setting for the partners of the Atlantic Blue Tech project to discuss with the whole international community and members of the network MITIN about the theme of marine bioresources and thus share different visions.

European networks such as the Conference of Peripheral European Cities and the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities will intervene as experts to support a key project for the development of the Atlantic Arc and the implementation of the Atlantic strategy.

Many foreign delegations will be there for this opportunity: China (Shanghai and Qingdao), the Viet Nam (Hanoi and Haiphong), Indonesia (East Java), Mexico (Veracruz State and national organizations), Argentina (Province of Chubut), Quebec (Rimouski and Québec), Ivory Coast (Ministry of fisheries), and the United States, among others. Besides, representatives of Unesco, the World Bank and the European Commission will also be present in Brest.

In this context, Brest Métropole Océane, Atlantic City of the year 2014 and President of the Commission Sustainable Development and Blue Growth invites all Atlantic cities and stakeholders to join the workshops.

Registration and contact HERE

Cork Craft Month inspiring the Atlantic Arc Cities

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Since the 5th of August, Cork, a founding member of CAAC, is celebrating a whole month dedicated to crafts. Running until September 5th, this will be the 5th annual Craft Month event featuring a range of exhibitions, workshops, open studio days and the ‘Made in Cork Trail’. Other trails feature everything from upcycled furniture in Cork City to fine art bronze in Glengariff, timber products in Carrignavar and craft stores in Kilworth, Baltimore and Skibbereen. There will also be a Sculpture Trail on the grounds of Blarney Castle.

The Cork craft industry sector includes ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, furniture and many more. Cork craft businesses are mainly small in scale and geographically widespread. The industry is a significant employer, providing viable, sustainable enterprises around the county, including in rural communities.

Craft industries are among the topics to be explored in the CAAC Working Group “Creative Cities” that will take place in Plymouth next September 19th. You can register HERE.

Atlantic summer in La Rochelle

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The Atlantique Stade Rochelais (ASR) is one of the oldest rugby clubs, an Atlantic sport par excellence: its creation dates back to 1898! On the 25th of May, the 'black and yellow' team won against Agen and assured its accession to the Top 14 next season, thus giving the Atlantic an important place in the competition.

In June and July, festivals are the evidence of the opening of La Rochelle on the world. Every year during the last week of June, Sunny Side of the Doc brings together more than 2,000 producers and investors from all over the world who came to negotiate and debate around documentary films. In 2014, the 25th edition hosted 58 countries represented by 468 exhibiting companies.

After that, in early July, the International Film Festival of La Rochelle settles in for 10 days. Founded in 1973, this film festival is characterized by the absence of competition and the screenings of major retrospectives devoted to filmmakers or actors. In 2014, the 42nd edition honoured Howard Hawks and the golden age of Soviet silent cinema. Every year, the festival attracts more than 80,000 film lovers.

The last major summer festival in La Rochelle is Francofolies which honours French speaking artists to a large audience. From the 10th to the 14th of July, more than 120,000 festival-goers were expected in La Rochelle for the 30th edition.

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