Targeting integration and development policies in the Adriatic and Ionian Region

2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference

22 June 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece

Adriapol Institute participated at the 2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Innovation as a tool for fostering the attractiveness, competitiveness and connection of the Adriatic and Ionian Region, and the strategic role of capacity building are the main topics of the conference "Targeting Integration and Development Policies in the Adriatic and Ionian Region: Balkans 2020 Toolkits" organized by Molise Region, at the EX-GIL Palace in Campobasso on 25 May 2015, in the framework of AdriGov, a European project of territorial cross-border cooperation co-financed by the IPA Adriatic CBC Programme 2007-2013. The conference, divided in two main topical panels, was introduced and moderated by Francesco Cocco, Secretary General of AIE and AdriGov Project Coordinator. The keynote speeches were delivered by Simona Iammarino, Head of Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science, by Angelo Marino, Head of Unit, Security Research of Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission, by Esmeralda Hasani, Adriapol Institute for Smart and Creative Director and by representatives of institutions and organizations of this specific area.

The Hellenic Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes is organizing the "2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020 - The Challenge of Synergies".

The conference will take place on 22nd & 23rd June 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece (Venue: Makedonia Palace Hotel).

This event will be the official launch of the INTERREG Programming Period 2014-2020. The goal of the Conference is to present the Programmes Greece is managing (Greece-Bulgaria, Greece-Cyprus, Greece-Italy, Greece-Albania, Greece-the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Balkan-Mediterranean) as well as the Programmes Greece is participating in, to seek synergies and common ground for capitalization and to pave the way for the 1st Calls for Proposals.

Along with the conference a Projects' Fair, highlighting the Strategic Projects implemented during the 2007-2013 Programming Period will be organized.