Italy-France Maritime cross-border co-operation programme officially adopted

June 17, 2015

Hat: Italy-France Maritime cross-border co-operation programme officially adopted

Funding Scheme: 2015-06-17

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes

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The European Commission adopted the Italy-France Maritime cross-border co-operation programme for the 2014-2020 period

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The main aims of the Italy-France Maritime cross-border co-operation programme are to promote business competitiveness and to make the best use of natural and cultural resources. Focus areas will include the prevention of natural risks, the improvement of access to transport services and the promotion of employment and social integration.

The programme covers the north Tyrrhenian region and includes Corsica, Sardinia, Liguria, the provinces of the Tuscan coast and the French departments of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var, located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA).

The results expected are significant: 1 000 businesses will receive support for their ‘blue growth’ and ‘green growth’ activities (marine operations/shipyards, sustainable tourism, biotechnology and renewable energy); 57 new public bodies will launch environmental risk management strategies; 10 joint actions will be taken to preserve and promote natural and cultural heritage; 6 innovative plans will be introduced to reduce noise pollution by ports and 9 plans will be introduced to promote sustainable shipping. In addition, a significant reduction in maritime accidents is expected as a result of targeted actions and preventive monitoring.

The programme has a budget of over EUR 199 million, of which EUR 169 million has been allocated by the EU via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The remaining 15% will be cofinanced at national level.

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