Durres, 11th-13th May 2015 – 15th FORUM OF THE ADRIATIC AND IONIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Albania hosted the 15th Edition of the AIC Forum
Organised in collaboration with the Durazzo Chamber of Commerce, the event took place from 11 to 13 May at the Hotel Harmonia AS in Durazzo.
Following official approval of the Adriatic Ionian Macroregion, which took place in October 2014, the work of the Forum this year tackled the theme of the active role of players in the territory, and in particular the SMEs, in the new macroregional scenario.
Aware of the importance of this new context and of the governance in operation at institutional level aimed at finding strategies and new local policies for territorial development, the chamber of commerce system intends to place at the centre of the debate the economic system, making the importance of the Macroregion concrete and more easily perceptible for the business world, especially with a view to being able to seize the opportunities deriving from it
This edition too had an initial part dedicated to the plenary session followed by meetings of the AIC Forum Workgroups focussing on the current issues important for the Area such as: women’s entrepreneurship, transport, tourism, agriculture, the environment and fishing /aquaculture.
In addition was held, as usual, a meeting of the Workgroup on the EU Project Management involved in defining feasible projects of common priority to be developed through the resources made available by the new European 2014-202 funding programme for member states as well as for those that do not yet belong to the European Union.