EU macro-regional strategies are aiming at addressing challenges shared within a functional area. They also aim at better implementation of the EU policies and more coordination of existing institutions and financial resources. Macro-regional strategies address broad scope of priorities, making an effort for cooperation and coordination across the territory. Currently there are four EU macro-regional strategies adopted and under implementation. Acknowledging specifics of each of the EU macro-regional strategies, their goals and individual approaches established, there are certain processes all coordinators experience, e.g. setting up governance structures for the implementation of specific priority, defining focus of the action/priority or thematic field, reaching common agreement across the countries.
Interact III Programme is inviting coordinators of climate and disaster risk reduction theme/ priority/ action or pillar from all four macro-regional strategies to exchange practices and experiences in implementation of their tasks. Furthermore, the meeting will address the question of key areas of cooperation and closer coordination between climate change and civil security experts across macro-regions and Interreg programmes. Interreg programmes are kindly invited to take part in the meeting.
Link to the event with registration information. http://www.interact-eu.net/#o=events/joint-meeting-macro-regional-coordinators-climate-and-disaster-risk-reduction