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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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At “regulations” level Starting from the principle that “all is communication”, 500 pages of regulations are the first difficulty to convey the “structural” message. Language and titles are also important, above of all when working with different language and cultural contexts. Ex. Why do we call it “European fund for Maritime and Fisheries Affairs” instead… » read more

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Xavier Gizard, first Secretary General of the CAAC, called the Atlantic the “colporteur des Mondes” (Worlds’ Hawker). This metaphor hides many questions. Where does the Atlantic Arc begin and end? Which are its borders? Can we put limits to an ocean? The founding documents of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC) emphasize the need… » read more

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