Due to the unique geography of the Atlantic basin, its specific biodiversity and own characteristics of the Atlantic cities, cooperation is an asset for the implementation of development strategies.
Cooperation is determined not by the size of the city, but by the territory. The isolation, the maritime dimension and periphicity are starting points that require coherent and coordinated action across the Atlantic Arc for the articulation of the territory. Similarly, cooperation is strengthened because of the historical and cultural ties shared by the Atlantic cities.
The 2014-2020 European programming, with a significant urban dimension, offers a unique opportunity for the cities of the Atlantic Arc. Therefore, so as to grasp it, the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities will hold its Executive Bureau on February 23rd and its General Assembly on the 24th in A Corunna, presidency of the network.