What is Interreg Atlantic Area?
As part of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy, Interreg Atlantic Area (IAA) supports transnational cooperation projects in 36 Atlantic regions of five countries. This includes the Canary Islands (Spain) and the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira (Portugal) for the 2014-2020 period. The Programme overall objective is to implement solutions to answer to regional challenges in the fields of innovation, resource efficiency, environment and cultural assets, supporting regional development and sustainable growth. With a total budget of EUR 185 million, which comprises a fund allocation above EUR 140 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Programme focuses on four main priorities axes and specific objectives related.
INTERREG Atlantic Area Funding Programme
The Inetrreg Atlantic Area funding programme promotes transnational cooperation among 36 Atlantic regions of five European countries. With a total budget of € 185M, being €140M of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this programme cofinances cooperation projects in the fields of Innovation & Competitiveness, Resource Efficiency, Territorial Risks Management, Biodiversity and Natural & Cultural Assets. The AGRITOX project is funded under Interreg Atlantic Area Priority 3: Strengthening the territory’s resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin. This priority area promotes a better management of the environment, so that regional authorities and relevant stakeholders are better prepared to adapt to climate change and to potential risks occurring in the Atlantic territory. This priority will also have an integrated territorial management focus incorporating aspects related to the prevention and management of those common risks that Atlantic regions face and will continue to face in the future, deriving from both natural and human activities including maritime economic activities. Priority 3 has one objective, namely, 3.1 Strengthening risk management systems.