The meeting with the beneficiaries of the on-going projects in L’Aquila

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On Thursday, 28 July 2016 at Palazzo Silone (auditorium P. Gioia) in L’Aquila, Italy, the “Meeting with Lead beneficiaries and Final beneficiaries of on-going projects” took place. The event, namely the meeting with the beneficiaries of the on-going projects funded by the 2007-2013 Adriatic IPA CBC Programme, was organized by the Managing Authority of the Programme.

About 60 beneficiaries from the countries participating in the IPA Adriatic CBC Programme – Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia – attended the event, a fruitful occasion for analyzing and sharing the results that the projects have pursued so far.

 “This is the second meeting that was organized over 6 months – explained Ms Paola Di Salvatore, the Managing Authority of the 2007-2013 Adriatic IPA CBC Programme

– which confirms the work methodology aimed at following very carefully the progress of the projects, the consistency of the results with the objectives and last but not least, the effective spending capacity, in order to ensure the efficient use of the entire plafond assigned by Europe to the Programme.”

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“Based on this rationale – added the Managing Authority – the next five months will be of extreme importance because that will be the time when we may appreciate and enhance the output and the results of the 15 projects that are still on-going and of the 11 capitalization projects funded under the third call and aiming at combining the Adriatic IPA CBC Programme priorities and the EUSAIR pillars, the key strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian region. We are focusing on the closing procedures concerning the Programme and we have already established certain deadlines and methods for closing the projects.”

“We have appreciated the concreteness of the investment plans proposed by the Italian and foreign partners – commented Ms Germana Di Falco, the expert in European Policies and Programmes to the European Commission who took the floor at the meeting in L’Aquila – because they are dedicated to supporting the realization of tangible and intangible infrastructure, which is important and strategic to connect the two Adriatic shores. Moreover, from the initial findings, it emerged that the choice to aim the Programme economies at capitalizing the previous projects showed to be remarkable, so as to allow the latter to develop enhanced capacity and to contribute to implementing EUSAIR.”