CAPS2 recognised in the action plan of EUSAIR
The new EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) is a macro-regional strategy adopted by the European Commission and endorsed by the European Council in 2014. The Strategy was jointly developed by the European Commission, together with the Adriatic-Ionian Region countries and stakeholders, in order to address common challenges together. The Strategy aims at creating synergies and fostering coordination among all territories in the Adriatic-Ionian Region.
In the EUSAIR Action Plan, the European Commission recognised CAPS2 as «a project that could aim at strengthening diagnostic capacities of laboratories, for contamination of fish and shellfish and to develop concrete improvements of diagnostic competences in terms of equipment and knowledge, skills and capacities.»
In the European programming period 2014-2020, the Action Plan of the Strategy will be implemented by mobilising and aligning all available EU, international, national and private funding.
In the next period, CAPS2 will have many occasions and financial instruments to valorise its achievements and results.
Three projects for the capitalisation of CAPS2 results have been submitted in the “targeted call on EUSAIR” funded by IPA Adriatic CBC programme 2007-2013 and in the first ordinary call for proposal of ADRION INTERREG programme 2014-2020.
These new projects aim to develop further research and innovation in the aquaculture sector that should be economically sustainable and environmentally-friendly, supplying healthy food products in accordance to the EU and the international legislation in this field.