OVER 400 PEOPLE COMING FROM THE ADRIATIC-IONIAN AREA
Catania | 24-25 May 2018
The Italy-Croatia Programme took part at the Annual EUSAIR Forum that was organised on 24th and 25th May 2018 in Catania (Italy). The 3rd Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region focused on the Connectivitiy issues, especially on challenges and opportunities for Blue Economy in the EUSAIR Region. Funding mechanisms for all four Strategy's Pillars – Blue Growth, Connecting the Region, Environmental Quality and Sustainable Tourism – were discussed, while considering the EUSAIR cross-cutting issues. The purpose of this year's event was to reinforce collaboration and partnerships among all stakeholders active in the Adriatic-Ionian Region.
During the 3rd EUSAIR Annual Forum "the ministerial representatives of the eight countries accepted the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to become the ninth Participating Country of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative and stressed out that the next step is on the Council of the European Union and the European Commission to undertake all necessary steps to include the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region"