Priorities and objectives
The INTERREG IVA 2 Seas Programme is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective of the EU Cohesion Policy for the period 2007- 2013. It is a crossborder cooperation programme part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme supports joint cross-border cooperation projects between organisations from England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, on a variety of themes including economic development, environment and quality of life. The Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) is responsible for assisting the Conseil Régional Nord – Pas de Calais, the Programme Managing Authority, in its delivery of the INTERREG IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Operational Programme, namely the coordination and facilitation of the programme, project appraisal, programme monitoring and administration.
JTS ‘thoughts’ on the project
The CC2150 project was approved under the ‘6 Call for Proposals’ and has, since its approval, always shown good progress in delivering its associated results so far. Indeed, the project aims to decrease the vulnerability of coastal communities to coastal changes (coastal erosion, sea level rise …) within the 2 Seas area. This issue (internationally recognised as a key issue for this century) is also equally shared by all maritime regions of the 2 Seas area. Through its activities and expected results, the CC2150 project could really make a difference to the stakeholders/regions of the 2 Seas area; the involvement of French stakeholders in the project is a very positive element in that respect.
The project has a specific focus on communication and dissemination. It is also in line with a number of European, national and local strategies and policies. Through this project, local stakeholders and the coastal communities will have the opportunity to benefit from experienced organisations which share their knowledge/expertise to come up with state of the art actions and advice.
For more information about the INTERREG IV 2 Seas Programme please visit: http://www.interreg4a-2mers.eu/en