International Conference “Adriatic - Mediterranean Area on the Edge of Europe”, organised by “Regione Marche” took place in Ancona, June 7th, 2006. The Marche Regional Authority organised the Conference on the occasion of the joint naval manoeuvres of the Italian, Greek, Albanian, Croatian and Serbia and Montenegro Navies, to foster and deepen the co-operation in the Mediterranean area and in the Eastern Adriatic.
The Conference was the occasion to bring up and analyse some issues related to the Adriatic area, with the aim to specify the strategies inherent to those geographical and thematic priorities. All this with the objective to create better functional interventions in the scope of the trans-national, cross-border and interregional co-operation. Furthermore, it offered an opportunity for the institutional bodies (European Commission, interested Ministries, Regions and local authorities) to discuss the co-operation perspectives in the countries involved.
The particular attention was paid at the way of using the European Funds and at the building up of operational networks among the regions and the local authorities from Europe, the Eastern Adriatic and the Mediterranean area towards the new programming period 2007-2013. PAP/RAC presented its experience and prospectives for collaboration in various cross-border and other international projects related to coastal zone management.