The EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region: from Marginalisation to Co-Development

A. Gicala, Regina Salvador

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The paper describes the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) focusing on its main characteristics (problems, challenges, development potential).The Region is described in respect to its location, coastline, main rivers, islands, flora, fauna and biggest cities and ports. The second part deals about the development potential (marine renewable energy, ex.) and the challenges of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas basins, such as overfishing, water pollution, as well as the issues of refugees. The third part presents the EUSAIR and its four pillars (Blue Growth, Connecting the Region, Environmental Quality, and Sustainable Tourism). The last part describes the maritime clusters in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and how its features will predictably adapt to the EUSAIR guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXI Congresso da Geografia Portuguesa
Subtitle of host publicationAs dimensões e a responsabilidade social da Geografia: Livro de Atas
EditorsTeresa Sá Marques, José Alberto Rio Fernandes, José Teixeira, Patrícia Abrantes, Fátima Matos, Laura Soares
Place of PublicationPorto
PublisherFaculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto / Associação Portuguesa de Geógrafos
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-989-54030-2-8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventXI Congresso da Geografia Portuguesa - Porto
Duration: 9 Nov 201711 Nov 2017


ConferenceXI Congresso da Geografia Portuguesa


  • Adriatic and Ionian Region


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