The Atlantic Strategy: Mission and vision of the cities
In the context of the drafting of the Action Plan of the Atlantic Strategy, all actors and stakeholders were called to express their ideas, in reply to a consultation by...
Relevant documents on the Atlantic Strategy
In the perspective of a macro regional strategy for the Atlantic Area and based the proposal of the Commission “Developing a Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic Ocean Area”, the European...
ANATOLE, key project of the Atlantic strategy
During the Atlantic Forum, which will run between September and March 2013, the actors of the Atlantic territories, collaborating with the European institutions, will establish an Action Plan to implement...
The Cities of the Atlantic Arc discuss on the Atlantic Strategy
Within the European Congress of Borders: Smart Cooperation which will take place in A Coruña on 25 and 26 June, a special place has been reserved for an interactive discussion...
An appointment with the francophone American Atlantic Arc.
Québec City has been designated to receive the first World Forum of the French language in 2012, an international gathering of artisans, creators and promoters of the French language. Released...
Atlantic Arc Cities mobilized on the Atlantic Strategy
The Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC) is a network that brings together more than 100 local entities and 7 million inhabitants of the Atlantic Arc. This network works for...
Opinion of the Atlantic Cities on the Strategy
In line with a demand formulated in 2008, supported by preliminary studies like the Atlantic Area Development Scheme and inspired by the examples of the Baltic Sea Strategy and the...
Urban dimension of macroregions
The fifth report on Cohesion Policy highlights both the role of cities as well as the specific problems derived from the geography, orography and position of certain territories. An ex...
Atlantic urban approach presented to SEAS-ERA project
SEAS-ERA (2010-2014) is a project funded by the EU FP7 ERA-NET Scheme, which aims at coordinating the national and regional RTD activities on marine and maritime research. This 23rd and...
Elements for an Urban Vision of Atlantic Cooperation
At present, the Atlantic cities, with a few exceptions like Lisbon, Dublin or Bilbao, are not usually classed in the category of “large cities”. However, the Atlantic cities have assets...
Atlantic Strategy: One step forward
The basin of the Atlantic Arc has seen acknowledged its development potential in the Communication on a Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic Area, published this week by the European Commission....
Presentation of the Atlantic Strategy in Lisbon
In the context of the European Union Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic Ocean Area, and under the theme “Atlantic Maritime Business & Science for a Sustainably Developed Europe” the Lisbon...
Orientations for an Atlantic Arc Strategy-June 2010
The Faro declaration in 1989 translated in practical terms the desire for the Atlantic Regions to cooperate together to address common challenges and define an identity based on their maritime...
City Networks and Cohesion Policy
Within the TONETA project activities, the Plan of Action of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities and the proposals for an integrated strategy on the Atlantic Arc, the Secretariat of...
Le Forum Atlantique à Brest
Cet événement accueillera plusieurs centaines de participants représentant les autorités nationales, les collectivités territoriales, la société civile et le secteur privé. Plusieurs ministres, présidents de régions et PDG de grands...
Atlantic Arc Cities
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:48
Last October 26, 2012, the Secretariat of the Conference of Atlantic Arc cities sent the monthly newsletter with the open European calls. Among them was the European Award for Innovation in Public Administration. Seven months later, we are pleased to announce that Avilés, member city of CAAC and President of the Commission of Cohesive and Attractive cities, is one of the runners-up. Avilés is in competition with projects of Helsinki (Finland), Haut-Rhin (France), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Stockholm (Sweden) and Islington in London. Also, the price ceremony will take place in another city of CAAC: the Irish city of Cork, in June 6th, in the context of the European week of innovative regions.
This initiative aims to promote the initiatives of the different administrations in Europe. The City Council of Avilés was selected as a finalist in the category "Citizens” for the Initiative" CONTRASTS: Social commitment in the territory of Avilés”, for the implementation and development of the internal rules for the integration of social criteria in public procurement of the Town Hall. The prize winners for innovation in public administration are selected on the basis of four criteria: economic impact of their initiative, their relevance against the challenges faced by society, originality and ease of replication idea, and how it is intended to use the prize money.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:01
European Association for the promotion of sustainable and responsible fisheries
The first two French fishing ports, Boulogne and Lorient are launching BLUE FISH, a new European association for the promotion of sustainable and responsible fisheries. BLUE FISH brings together all stakeholders in the sector in Europe: workers, business, education and research organizations, NGOs, associations and port management structures and public institutions.
The association, founded on March 8, has elected its president and is already in working order. Olivier Le Nézet , president of BLUE FISH and Claude Allan , Vice President, have presented the objectives of the association: pooling knowledge, promoting good practices and the wide variety of fishing techniques, communicating, participating in the development of the common fisheries policy and contributing to the development of the fisheries sector and the seafood companies.
In April 23, the first action of BLUE FISH involved deep-sea fishing with the presentation at the European Parliament of the first component of the European study: « characterization of deep-sea fishing economy ».
Friday, 19 April 2013 13:51
Spring is full of activity at CAAC. After being presented in Cardiff, Know Cities' good practices will be showcased in Brest the 29th of April and in Vannes the following day.
So as to celebrate Europe’s Day, on the 7th of May we will be holding our Executive Bureau in Avilés (please find here the AGENDA and the REGISTRATIONS). This important meeting will be followed by the good practices' workshops of the Know Cities project in Avilés the 8th and in Gijon the 9th.
The following week will be the turn of Portugal. The Atlantic Regions' network, the Atlantic Arc Commission, is holding its General Assembly the 16 and 17th of May in Porto. Following this event, the Atlantic Cities will gather in Guimaraes on the 17th and the 18th for a workshop on Sport and Atlantic Cities: A young strategy for urban cohesion, under the TONETA project.
The last week of May Donostia-San Sebastian will gather the Atlantic intelligentsia to discuss about Smart Cities and present the results of the Know Cities Projects.
Besides, on 29 and 30 may, Lisbon will host world several renowned experts in the Warm Up to the Festival In, where both a conference on Intellectual Property online and another on Creative Economy will take place.
Please bear in mind that the Atlantic Day, CAAC General Assembly, will take place on 3rd and 4th July in Saint Nazaire, completed by a meeting on Marine Industries the 5th in Nantes.
More surprises are on their way. Stay tunned!