Atlantic Arc Cities

To all Atlantic Mayors This year, the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities will celebrate its 18th anniversary. This symbolic coming of age implies that we have to assume our political responsibilities at European level in a more energetic way. The moment we live is crucial for the survival of cohesion policy, at least as we… » read more

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As president of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities, a city network representing more than 300 local authorities, I do not feel identified with the proposals issued by the Commission on February 14th. The suggested cuts and reorganisation of the multiannual financial framework do not respond neither to the expectations of the EU territories, nor… » read more

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On 23 January, the President of the Conference of Cities of the Atlantic Arc, José Maria Costa met with Corina Cretu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy. The “Cities for Cooperation” platform (C4C, Cities for Cooperation) was presented to the Commissioner, as well as a document in favour of a positive renewal of the cohesion policy… » read more

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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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