The European Commission has approved the Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation Programme for 2014-2020. A total of €140m ERDF is available for fostering innovation, promoting a resource-efficient economy, protecting the Atlantic territory against risks of natural and human origin and promoting the natural and cultural assets are the key focuses of the programme.
The programme supports cooperation projects between 38 regions from 5 EU Member States including: France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The four priorities are:
Boosting innovation and competitiveness, accelerating smart growth;
Fostering a resource-efficient economy, promoting the use of renewable energies
Strengthening the territory's resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin, Supporting a better protection and management of the territory;
Protecting the biodiversity and promoting the cultural and natural assets of the region