Programme Thematic Objectives
The aim is to help small and medium-sized businesses in bordering regions by creating Technology Transfer Centres (TTCs) that offer services like digital transformation and innovation. The project will encourage collaborative initiatives and the adoption of digital solutions, as well as developing cross-border e-commerce platforms. Additionally, it will promote green and blue economies, energy self-sufficiency, and identifying new markets. Partnerships between public and private actors will be encouraged to promote innovative tourist and cultural offerings with a focus on sustainability and intelligent management of tourist flows.
RSO 1.3 Enhancing sustainable growth and competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs, including by productive investments
The goal is to help five regions by strengthening the skills of actors from different sectors and enhancing the capacity of territories. This will be achieved through partnerships and learning to support the ecological and industrial transition. The expected outcomes are increased collaboration in smart specialisation areas and improved ability for territories to benefit from the transition.
RSO 1.4 Developing skills for smart specialisation, industrial transition and entrepreneurship
Efforts were made in the past to address environmental risks in the cooperation area, improving institutions' ability to manage climate change and risks like floods, fires and coastal erosion. Progress includes water and sewage level monitoring, road management during floods, meteorological data collection, and fire surveillance. The interventions also included tools for maritime security and observatories for hazardous goods monitoring. Proposed actions involve improving coordination, joint investments in risk monitoring and management, and promoting awareness strategies and governance involving local authorities and stakeholders.
RSO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
RSO 2.6 Circular economy
The success of circular economy requires cooperation and knowledge sharing between different actors in a multi-level governance approach. The objective is to promote and experiment with circular economy models, combining land and sea activities to improve the environment. Proposed actions include developing shared strategies and solutions, promoting experimentation, and strengthening technical and scientific skills. The expected results are increased adoption of circular economy plans and increased capacity for circular economy strategies and actions.
RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure
The financial interventions aim to promote sustainable development in rural and coastal areas by focusing on two areas: reducing port pollution and conserving natural and cultural heritage. This includes actions such as monitoring water and sediment quality in ports, creating waste storage facilities, and developing eco-friendly tourist routes. The proposed actions include protecting habitats and biodiversity, promoting green infrastructure, reducing pollution, and restoring damaged areas. The expected results include adopting governance strategies for conservation and sustainability, and reducing environmental pollution.
The programme recommends actions improving cross-border mobility that include experimenting with joint action plans and governance models to improve multimodal connectivity (e.g. boat-bus-train), developing and testing new tools for optimizing access, investing in innovative and inclusive modes of transportation, and promoting green ports through multi-level governance, pollution reduction, and experimentation with renewable energy sources. The goal is to prioritize inter-island and low-demand connections while prioritizing sustainability and minimizing environmental impact.
RSO 3.2 Developing and enhancing sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent and intermodal national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility
Capitalising on previous results, the programmes suggests actions based on previous programs, such as supporting the implementation of transborder employment services and promoting the qualification of human capital. The expected results are improved quality and efficiency of employment services and increased qualification of human capital for better transborder labour market efficiency and mobility. Relevant themes include green industrialization, social innovation, lifelong learning, cultural heritage, and more.
RSO 4.1 Enhancing the effectiveness and inclusiveness of labour markets and access to quality employment through developing social infrastructure and promoting social economy
RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism
A type of tourism called "slow tourism", which focuses on cultural and experiential experiences, is an important driver of economic development, especially for rural areas and small historic towns that have traditionally been left behind by industrial and tertiary development. The interest in cultural tourism stems from the fact that it benefits areas with uneven growth and untapped potential, and because sustainable development methods are necessary to minimize the environmental and social impacts of tourism. Projects from the 2014-2020 programming period aimed to protect and enhance natural and cultural resources and manage risks, and included actions such as developing sustainable cultural and nature trails and creating networks for cultural and natural heritage sites. Proposed actions include implementing joint action plans for developing and enhancing cultural and environmental routes, as well as pilot actions for creating small sustainable infrastructures to enhance the region's strengths. The actions will be designed to contribute to the region's economic and social development, including creating sustainable and digital jobs while considering vulnerable groups. The expected results include adopting strategic solutions and governance for developing and enhancing the region's natural and cultural resources.
This objective aims to promote economic and social cohesion by strengthening cross-border capacities. Proposed actions include capacity building, exchange of experiences, support for territorial cooperation, and identification of good practices. The expected results are improved institutional capacity and collaboration among stakeholders in specific areas relevant to the economic and territorial cohesion of the cross-border zone.
RSO 6.1 Enhance the institutional capacity of public authorities
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The Interreg Italy-France Maritime 2021-2027 is a programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aimed at promoting territorial cooperation in the EU for the 2021-2027 period. Its main goal is to improve cooperation between participating regions and create a competitive and sustainable area within Europe and the Mediterranean. The program has a total budget of €193,296,077.
The Italy-France Maritime Programme 2021-2027 aims to strengthen cooperation between participating regions and transform the area into a competitive and sustainable zone in Europe and the Mediterranean. It has a total budget of €193,296,077 and identifies 5 challenges to address:
- Sustainable growth, competitiveness, and innovation
- Environment and territory
- Human capital
- Cross-border cohesion
In addition to the challenges, the program focuses on transversal themes like digitization, insularity, climate neutrality, ecological and industrial transition, and supports priority sectors such as navigation and shipbuilding, innovative and sustainable tourism, blue and green biotechnologies, and blue and green renewable energy.