Workshop on Funding and Project Development
The Atlantic Action Plan, put in place to implement the Atlantic Strategy, has been widely promoted in the UK in order to draw attention to stakeholders of both the opportunities it presents in the UK and also for collaboration with other EU Atlantic Member States (France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain). Blue growth exhibits vast potential in the UK both in creating jobs and contributing to economic development. The Action Plan is about both supporting traditional sectors such as fisheries and tourism, but also new, emerging sectors such as marine renewables. Following on from the National Event that was held in Liverpool in December 2015, and a series of roadshows that are being organised by the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, a workshop is being planned to help stakeholders develop project ideas. The event, taking place on the 12th July, at the Mersey Maritime Museum in Liverpool, will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to meet others with an interest in developing projects of relevance to the Atlantic Area. Some Interreg Programmes are moving towards final calls for project proposals and this workshop has been designed to help stakeholders develop project ideas. During the morning session, stakeholders will get a chance to hear about developments in the Atlantic Action Plan, an update on funding opportunities and the experience of projects that have already received funding from the Interreg Atlantic Area programme and other sources. The afternoon session will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how they might develop project ideas for submission to the final round of calls under the current Interreg programmes. Parallel workshops will be organised and we are currently seeking expressions of interest from stakeholders wishing to organise/contribute to workshop sessions. Funding contact points will also be present to meet with interested stakeholders. We look forward to meeting you on the 12th July in Liverpool. Please note that the workshop is limited to 40 participants, so please register early at the link below to guarantee you place.