About Interreg Atlantic Area Programme
Territorial cooperation has been an opportunity for the less dynamic regions to establish connections with more dynamic, innovative and prosperous regions and for the more developed regions to establish exchange networks and cultural, social and economic ties with other territories.
As part of the Regional Policy of the European Union, the Interreg Atlantic Area is a European funding programme that supports transnational cooperation projects, contributing to the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion of 36 Atlantic regions.
The primary features drawing the area together are its environmental heritage and maritime dimension, as well as a territorial and urban development common pattern based on a majority of intermediate rural areas and a limited number of large metropolitan areas.
Among other points of convergence of the Atlantic Area, the tradition of cooperation, the existing strong networks between relevant actors and the strong cultural heritage and identity operate as key factors for its joint development.
Interreg Atlantic Area aims, therefore, to achieve significant and tangible progress towards cohesive, sustainable and balanced territorial development of the Atlantic regions and their maritime heritage, promoting solutions to respond to challenges of the actors involved in innovation and competitiveness, resource efficiency, environment and cultural assets, reducing the existing regional disparities.
For more details on the Interreg Atlantic Area programme, go to www.atlanticarea.eu