On November 8th, the Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce, represented by President Cagalj and Secretary General De Vita, took part in the “Delivering EUSAIR’S Implementation” event at the European Parliament in Brussels. During the event, promoted by MEP Ivan Jakovcic, the informal group in the European Parliament “Friends of EUSAIR” has been established, which up today brings together 17 MEPs representing Member States of the Adriatic and Ionian Macro region who are supporters of the Strategy and its Action Plan.
During the event, the AI-NURECC Initiative has been launched, a network that connects the major actors of the Adriatic and Ionian Area formed by Chambers of Commerce, Cities, Universities and Regions represented by the 3 Civil Society Forum, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and the Ionian Adriatic Euroregion.
With the aim of promoting dialogue and governance through knowledge and skills matured throughout the years, the AI NURECC initiative will work in line with the EUSAIR Pillars, coordinating its efforts with the European Commission, with the Adriatic Ionian Initiative and the relevant Ministries of the countries in the area.
At the meeting there were also authorities representing the European Commission DG Regio, in the person of Lena Andresson-Pench (Director) and Jean-Pierre Halkin (Head Of Unit – Competence Centre Macro-regions and Territorial Co-operation) who underlined the importance of the Initiative and have communicated the will of the Commission to support the project’s activities.