(18 November 2015) – The European Commission adopted today the 2014-2020 Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation Programme, worth €185.3 million with a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of €140 million.
The programme promotes cooperation between 38 regions from 5 EU Member States: France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the United Kingdom, including the outermost regions of the Canary Islands (Spain) and the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira (Portugal).
The programme’s four priorities are:
1. Boosting innovation and competitiveness, accelerating smart growth;
2. Fostering a resource-efficient economy, promoting the use of renewable energies
3. Strengthening the territory’s resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin, Supporting a better protection and management of the territory;
4. Protecting the biodiversity and promoting the cultural and natural assets of the region
Please note that the programme is recruiting a Director, a Financial Manager, a Projects Manager and a Communication Officer for its Joint Secretariat based in Oporto, Portugal.