Atlantic Arc Cities

Since its creation in 2000 in Rennes (France), the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC) has the will to endeavour as an interface between Europe and the rest of the world. Besides, CAAC declared in February 2017 that “the cooperation between our territories knows no disputes on physical or artificial borders. Our intention is to… » read more

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The members of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC), in its first General Assembly (Rennes, 2000), defined as a major priority the advancement of the external promotion of cities and international cooperation – especially through cooperative relationships with cities in Latin America, the African Atlantic Arc and the Mediterranean basin. This early wish was… » read more

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The Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC) has been advocating the potential of cities and territorial cohesion since 2000. The members of the network have also implemented this philosophy through projects; in particular through European programmes such as URBACT. Launched in 2002, URBACT aims at promoting the sustainable and integrated development of cities by offering… » read more

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The title of the book “Cool Cities”, written by Benjamin Barber, plays with the different dimensions of climate change that can be tackled at local level and even the mood for doing it. It is thus, an integrated metaphor of the book itself. As a Political Science authority, Barber explains, in the first section of… » read more

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Gathered in A Coruña in 2015, the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC) decided to create an Atlantic Urban Strategy. This plan aimed to reinforce cooperation between the Atlantic Cities as well as their position and interests in European policies and Urban Agenda. The same year, the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative was launched by… » read more

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Last July 2017, Mr José Maria Costa, President of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC), addressed a letter to the President of the French Republic, Mr Emmanuel Macron, about the Climate Change Summit that will be held next December 12 in Paris. Mr Costa praised this initiative and demonstrated the relevance of including a… » read more

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Sophie Leroy is the Director of “Armement Pêche Artisanale” (SARL Armement Cherbourgeois). She operates in the fishing area by managing 3 offshore trawlers (administrative and technical management) as well as staff on land and at sea. Her parents were wholesalers and at the age of 9, she would come with them to the fish market;… » read more

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Anne Marie Treguier is a researcher, specialist of ocean currents and digital ocean models for forecasting ocean circulation and climate. She is currently the head of a multidisciplinary institute, the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM) in Brest, France. Anne-Marie has a Ph.D. in oceanography. She has spent most of her career in Brest, but… » read more

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Gwenaele Proutiere Maulion is currently the Vice-rector for Europe and International at the University of Nantes in France. She is also senior lecturer and researcher on maritime social law and gender studies, focusing on women status. Gwenaele is a member of the centre of maritime and ocean law at the University of Nantes where she… » read more

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Willemijn Peeters is Ocean Ambassador of the Netherlands and the Founding Director of Searious Business. Searious Business is a social enterprise committed to prevent plastic pollution in our ocean. She makes the difference in the world of plastics. Through ReThink and Redesign of plastics, she helps companies to achieve better results. Like for Gispen, a… » read more

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