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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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On 28 April, the city of Viana do Castelo organizes a seminar: EU maritime agenda: a territorial view in collaboration with European Committee of the Regions (CoR). During this event, working languages will be in English and in Portuguese. The event is a dialogue between Committee of the Regions Members, Sea representatives and citizens, which… » read more

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As you know, this year marks the beginning of a new European configuration that we cannot attend as witnesses; we must therefore act as citizens’ representatives. The President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, recently presented the White Paper on the future of Europe. The Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities intends to analyze it and contribute… » read more

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The Atlantic Arc is composed by the western territories of Europe, from Scotland to the Canary Islands. As a cooperation area, 2017 can be a very challenging year. While other levels of government are getting ready for negotiations, the local level has opted for a more practical stance, speaking about daily problems like governance, urban… » read more

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