In Dublin, last 27 and 28 October the Monitoring Committee of the INTERREG IVB programme Atlantic Area held its annual meeting in Dublin. For two days, States and Regions representatives of the five Atlantic Countries, together with CAAC as observer gathered in order to take important decisions concerning the Atlantic Arc.
After the approval of the minutes of the last session and an update on the progress of the programme, the main point of the meeting was the assessment and approval of the projects presented under the Third call of proposals, closed last March 2011.
Future challenges where also examined, building on the introduction of Ms. Fausta Corda (European Commission, DG REGIO) concerning the 2014-2020 Programming Period and the Atlantic Area Programme. The session was closed by the preparations for the Atlantic Strategy Conference in Dublin Feb. 2012 and the launch of the European Atlantic Strategy in Lisbon 28-29, November 2011.