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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.Gijón receives an award for smart governance.

Gijón receives an award for smart governance

Gijón has won a EUROCITIES award in the category "Smart Governance" with its citizen card, which recognizes the benefits of this medium at European level. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements carried out by members of the network in practices...

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.Lisbon hosts EXD Innovation and Design biennale.

Lisbon hosts EXD Innovation and Design biennale

EXD is an international biennale dedicated to design, architecture and creativity; a forward-thinking platform that cultivates and analyses contemporary culture through discussion and reflection. It is a springboard for up-andcoming talent and experimentation in different formats, from exhibitions to urban...

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.Sevilla: Creativity and Innovation to Europe’2020.

Sevilla: Creativity and Innovation to Europe’2020

CreaMed project is a transnational alliance of 11 partners from 8 countries aimed at fostering Creativity & Innovation in all Mediterranean regions at both public and private level, for ensuring regional Sustainable Development. The CreaMED Alliance has encouraged mutual policy...

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.Brest hosts the national meeting of territorial educational projects .

Brest hosts the national meeting of territorial educational projects

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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Santander competes as "European Green Capital" in 2016

Santander competes with eleven other European cities to become the "European Green Capital" in 2016, an annual title that recognizes the efforts of urban centers to preserve the environment, reported the European Commission (EC). Also, last week, the city received...

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Ist Congress of Social and Economic Sustainability of the Fisheries Sector

Defending a sustainable fishing industry both environmentally and especially socially and economically is the premise that created the Foundation for Social and Sustainable Minimum Performance ( Fremss ) that integrates in its board representatives from major Galician institutions as the...

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SITE workshop in Nantes

After a year and a half of cooperation, the site partners share, the first results of the project on smart ticketing issues. The SITE project was officially launched with a Kick-Off meeting and technical workshop on innovative fare structures development...

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Atlantic Arc Cities

New challenges for the Atlantic Cities

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In a pivotal moment in the life of European cities, the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities announces its Executive Bureau with three specific objectives :

- Set up new orientations for the network

- Present its proposal for an Urban Strategy for the Atlantic Arc

- Present the ATBRAND project that will create a common brand for Atlantic cities .

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their strategic partnership , this meeting also coincides with the General Assembly of the Atlantic Regions , symbolizing the synergies between the two organizations .

The meeting is open , in principle, only the member cities of the Executive Bureau . If it is not the case , should  you wish to attend , please contact the General Secretariat of the network ( generalsecretariat -a- ) .


Provisional Agenda Executive Bureau

Registration Executive Bureau

General Assembly Agenda Atlantic Regions

Registration Assembly General Atlantic Regions

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Working Papers ( pending approval )

Cherbourg brings together stakeholders in renewable marine energies

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The international convention of marine renewable energies Thetis MRE, a major European fair, was held on 9 and 10 April in Cité de la Mer of Cherbourg (France).

Thetis MRE is the exhibition that federates all the actors of the sector, to create strong links between them. In total, more than 260 exhibitors and 3500 international participants were able to discuss the various themes in this essential sector for the Atlantic Arc.

Thetis MRE was created to encourage the technological, economic and industrial initiatives taking part in the Marine Renewable Energy industry. After the successes of Brest in 2012 and Bordeaux in 2013, this new edition in Cherbourg marks an important turning point in the use of technologies and implementation of projects. The Atlantic cities will be once again in the spotlight since Nantes had been chosen to host the meeting on 20th and 21st may 2015.

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Faro celebrates the European Maritime Day with a Science and Technology Meeting

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On the 30th of April in Faro (Portugal), KIMERAA in partnership with Maralgarve: Plataforma do Mar Algarve (regional maritime cluster agency), is promoting the Science and Technology Meeting "Promoting Cooperation for Blue Growth in the Algarve" to be held under the European Maritime Day celebrations.

The event will stress the need for a dialogue at cross-sectoral level, to stimulate initiatives that benefit from university-industry interactions in order to affirm the regional cluster dynamics, commitment to work collectively to support a sustainable blue economy in the Algarve. To stimulate the debate a round table will involve several stakeholders from R&D centres and universities, to regional companies in several maritime economy sectors, non-profit organizations, public authorities related with the maritime economy and regional and national maritime cluster agencies.

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