La Conférence des Villes de l’Arc Atlantique représente actuellement plus de 100 entités locales et 7 millions d'habitants de villes de la façade atlantique européenne. Ce réseau travaille avec différentes institutions afin de promouvoir le rôle des villes en Europe et de mettre en avant la spécificité de l’Arc Atlantique.

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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

Gijón – Atlantic Arc Festival 2014

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Gijón, Vice President of the CAAC, celebrates the third edition of the Festival Arcu Atlanticu, a festival that combines tradition and modernity, cultural heritage and creative innovation.

A vast cultural program, in which every year a region or a country of Atlantic Europe is the centre of a particular attention, is expected. 2014 is placed under the sign of Irish culture with Cork, thus honouring two founding members of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities. The Festival Arcu Atlanticu also counts on involvement and active participation of other municipalities of Asturias. Cabrales, Cangas de Onís, Nava, Ribadesella, Siero and Villaviciosa will present the key initiatives of their municipalities in terms of culture, economic development and tourism.

It is a festival for all ages, with a program dedicated to youngsters in the Arc Space for Children. The stages and the tents of the Festival will be installed around the Puerto Deportivo. Other cultural facilities of the city will be added.

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Brest Arena: Let's the show begin!

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The opening of the Brest Arena is announced for the 13th and 14th of September, and the first show is planned the 11th of October. Brest Métropole Océane has been elected “Atlantic City of the Year 2014” and the city lives up to its reputation.

Why has Brest Metropole built up an arena? Instead of splitting between a sport stadium and a show auditorium, the city has chosen to create one adaptable facility that could host several types of events.

The infrastructure, with a regional orientation, will create synergies in terms of hosting capacity as well as technical offers. The future Arena could welcome between 600 and 5500 spectators depending of the possible 30 setups.

During the two open days in September, the visitors will discover the different rooms as well as the backstage areas while music and sport shows will animate the visits.

If you want to know more before the opening, you can discover the Arena through the virtual visit.

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Innovative city: the gastronomy of San Sebastian rewarded

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The international competition ‘Innovative City of the Future’ was organised by Oxford-based Europe Business Assembly, the independent humanitarian, social and economic corporation, and managed through the Summit of Leaders platform, gathering more than 6,000 representatives from 56 different countries.

Exploring innovative solutions for better quality of life in cities, integrated development and attractions of investors, the competition has chosen, during the London Summit of Leaders on April 16-17th, Donostia-San Sebastián as Innovative City of the Future in development and tourism (subcategory: food). Indeed, food is very important to place promotion. Food representation goes beyond the “functional” dimension as it refers to gathering and meeting people, sharing experiences and tastes, quality of life.

Donostia was nominated by a committee of experts and then chosen in an online survey. In addition to the city’s internationally renowned cuisine (ie: Michelin-starred restaurants, food societies, pintxos), attention was drawn to the agri-food cluster GuztiONA, an innovative project gathering key actors from three different sectors: tourism, trade and food – technology centres, universities (including the Basque Culinary Center, the world’s food science university with its own R&D department), institutions, tourist resorts, shops, farmers and producers.

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