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Partneri i Projektit EUSAIR Facility Point

    About EUSAIR

Home to more than 70 million people and key for Europe’s geographical continuity, the Adriatic and Ionian Region is a functional area primarily defined by the Adriatic and Ionian Sea basins. The EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) connects eight countries: four EU Member States (Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia) and four non-EU countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia).

The EUSAIR will promote economic growth and prosperity in the Region by improving its attractiveness, competitiveness and connectivity. It also aims at protecting the sea, coastal and inland environment and ecosystems.

Moreover, the Strategy is expected to better integrate into the EU both candidate and potential candidate countries across the Region.

National koordinators:

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EUSAIR Facility Point is a strategic project of 9 partners in eight countries, with the aim of supporting processes implemented within the macro-regional cooperation of the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region (hereinafter EUSAIR). Slovenia was entrusted with the management of this partnership. The project involves project partners from all eight participating countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia. From the side of Slovenia, the Municipality of Izola was named as a project partner.

Role of Country X, project partner (specific project tasks). Individual texts by partners.

The project is implemented over a period of 6.5 years, between 1. 5. 2016 and 31. 12. 2022, and within the framework of the Adriatic-Ionian Transnational Cooperation Program INTERREG V-B ADRION 2014-2020 (priority 4).


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Blue Growth is a long term strategy for unlocking the potential of Europe’s seas and coastal areas. It covers such topics as blue energy, aquaculture, maritime, coastal and cruise tourism, maritime mineral resources and blue biotechnology. The Blue Growth pillar will promote innovative maritime and marine growth in the Adriatic and Ionian Region. This it will do by promoting sustainable economic development and job creation as well as business opportunities.

The Blue Growth pillar will focus on three topics:

  • blue technologies,
  • fisheries and aquaculture,
  • maritime and marine governance and services.

Representatives of Country X in the Thematic Steering Group of Pillar 1:

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Fragmentation in the Adriatic and Ionian Region has resulted in infrastructure disparities – particularly between the EU-Member States and the non-EU countries. Better transport and energy connections are needed, and are pivotal for the Region’s economic and social development.

The ‘Connecting the Region’ pillar will improve transport and energy connectivity by:

  • strengthening maritime safety and security and developing a port system,
  • creating reliable transport networks and intermodal connections with the hinterland,
  • establishing a well-interconnected and well-functioning internal energy market.

To achieve these objectives, this pillar will focus on three topics:

  • maritime transport,
  • intermodal connections to the hinterland,
  • energy networks.

Representatives of Country X in the Thematic Steering Group of Pillar 2:

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Environmental quality is essential for ensuring the economic and social well-being of the Region’s inhabitants. This pillar will address environmental quality through cooperation at regional level.

Specifically it will:

  • ensure a good environmental and ecological status of the marine and coastal environment,
  • help halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU,
  • improve waste management by reducing waste and nutrient flows to the sea and rivers.

The focus will be on three topics for achieving these goals:

  • the marine environment,
  • pollution of the sea,
  • transnational terrestrial habitats and biodiversity.

Representatives of Country X in the Thematic Steering Group of Pillar 3:

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Developing the Region’s potential in terms of sustainable tourism can be accelerated by offering innovative and quality tourism products and services. Responsible tourism behaviour involving all actors in the sector is also important.

The main objectives of this pillar are to:

  • diversify the macro-region’s tourism products and services, and tackle the issue of seasonal tourism,
  • improve quality and innovative approaches.

To achieve these objectives the pillar will focus on two topics:

  • a diversified tourism offer,
  • sustainable and responsible tourism management.

Representatives of Country X in the Thematic Steering Group of Pillar 4:

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