www.adriatic-ionian.org Forum News English version Forum News - Editorial office - Comune di Ancona – Bruno Bravetti – Piazza XXIV Maggio Tel. 071-2222399 - web:www.adriatic-ionian.org – e mail: email@example.com Editorial secretariat: Roberta Sparvieri – Graphic design: Ricardo Madrid n°13 - 23 Dicember 2004 The Secretariat for the Adriatic Trieste: The Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities and Towns and the Forum of the The Narodni Dom open again Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce set up an Interim Enterprise At the beginning of the century the Association (hereinafter ATI) for the management of the Secretariat of Narodni Dom in Trieste was the the Adriatic Community. symbol of the cultural life of the The Secretariat aims at strengthening and coordinating the ongoing Slovenian minority in Trieste. Then partnerships, and launching some new ones through the existing the fascists set fire to it in the 1920. networks. Some days ago the Slovenian The agreement was signed by the two Presidents Anka Vojvidic and Information Centre called “Narodni Augusto Bocchini in the Ancona solicitor’s office on the 29th of November. Dom” was inaugurated . This is not The ATI will be supported by the UNIADRION (Network of the Adriatic only a symbolical handing over and Ionian Universities). between past and present, as part The Secretariat started from the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative which was of the building was given back to promoted by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Balkan Countries, the Slovenian community, but it Italy, and Greece and by the European Union. The “Ancona Declaration” also represents the city’s desire to (May 2000), art 9, already stated this aim that was subsequently open a window on the Slovenian reintroduced in the International Conference, held in Ancona on the culture. 17/10/2003. According to these guidelines the Marche Region together with the two Popa – Project Equal Opportuni- Forums drew the Secretariat project, which is financed by the Ministry of ties in the public administration Foreign Affairs in Italy, within the Law 84/2001. Connected with the Secretariat, the Marche Region presented another Within the transborder Interreg 3A programme with the aim of promoting new partnerships. programme of cooperation Interreg IIIA, the project Ancona: meeting of the Steering The Ancona Municipality and Popa (Equal Opportunities Committee on the 21st the Marche Region for Lezhe in the Public Administration) of January consolidates the institutional Within the cooperation among and social networks of On the 21st of January 2005 the the municipalities of Ancona and Steering Committee is meeting women working in the Marche Lezhe, the region Marche assigned Region and the Duress in the Palazzo del Popolo, in € 30000 to carry out actions in Ancona. public administrations. This favour of town planning regulations project aims at improving the The items on the agenda are: in the Albanian city. - the Forum organization; impact of European policies - the theme and the dates of on the Democracy Process. next Plenary Session in Bar on The following actions will be September 2005; carried out: the creation of - any other business. an institutional mainstream The minutes of the meeting held network through an “Equal on the 29/11/2004 are available on Opportunities Team” (this our website: team will support EU funds www.adriatic-ionian.org managers and recipients in the involved administrations); Brindisi: IONAS second meeting the creation of budget models On the 21st and 22nd of January through gender perspective; the second meeting of the IONAS a pilot project of conciliation project is taking place in Brindisi. The addressed to the Marche 24 partners and the 4 Networks of staff with pre-school and Cities and Port Authorities, which are school children. The Albanian involved in the project, are taking part staff will also follow some in- in the event. The Forum of Adriatic service training in the Team and Ionian Cities and Towns, which is headquarters in the Marche the coordinator of the Network Port- Region. City Committee, will be represented by Ms Roberta Sparvieri. In the meeting the partners will analyse the data of the preliminary survey that was carried out on the following themes: INTERREG, environment, Happy New Year sustainable development, transports, and City-Port relations in the Adriatic. Municipality of Rimini: the SAWWTACA project Crotone: old and modern travellers On the 3rd of February 2004 the European Community officially approved the project SAWWTACA - Sewerage and Waste Water Treatment in the From the 28th of November until the Adriatic Coastal Area, INTERREG III B CADSES. 3rd of December the International The Municipality of Rimini is the Lead Partner of the project together Conference about the theme “Old with other 6 international partners: the Institute “Joanneum Research” and Modern Travellers, Makers of (Austria), the Municipality of Preveza (Greece), the Province of Rimini, Cities and Citizenships” took place Croatian Waters (Croatia), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and the in Crotone. City of Rijeka (Croatia). The Forum Secretary, Mr Bruno The project SAWWTACA aims at improving and co-ordinating the policies Bravetti, sent a message to the and the actions for the sewerage modernization and the Waste Water organizers underlining the Forum’s Treatment in the urban centres of the Adriatic Sea. The transnational commitment to cooperate on this cooperation is a necessary to reduce the surface water pollution in the very interesting theme. Adriatic and consequently improve its shores. Ravenna is looking for partners! Urban Policies: a new section in the IDEALI website The Municipality of Ravenna is After the last European City Summit where the Italian Cities presented looking for partners fpr a project a common document, the central theme of Urban Policies is assuming Interreg III B Cadses, Measure an increasing importance in the continuation of the negotiations with 1.2. Amongs the objectives of the the European Commission and the European Parliament. The IDEALI project there are the promotion website presents a section on urban policies. You’ll find: the historical and the exchange of experiences, evolution, documents, current issues, and all future European and good pratcices, and know-hows national developments within the new planning for 2007-2013. regarding urban policies and There is also a part with the results of Urban Audit 2004, the report on actions to improve the municipal the role of cities in Europe made by the Regional Policies DG. services thorugh public-private partnership. At the end of the Alba Adriatica: “Two Shores United by the sea” project the partners will have new instruments and solutions to face The exhibition “Two Shores United by the Sea.. Split celebrates 17 the rapid transformations which centuries. The Culture as a Bridge. “ was held in Alba Adriatica from the are involving European cities. 3rd to the 5th of December. The event was conceived by the Lyons Club Speicfically the project will focus on Val Vibrata together with the Lyons Club “Marjan” in Split. It was under the administration of the following the aegis of the Municipality of Alba Adriatica jointly with the Province of services: Administration, Registry Teramo and the Union of the Municipalities “Città Territorio Val Vibrata”. Office, Helath Care (CUP), Cultural services and Leisure, Emilia Romagna Region: social activities for elderly people, Programme to support Social Policies in Albania management of decentralised libraries, management and The Emilia Romagna Region passed a programme for the support of maintenance of green spaces. The social policies in Albania. The programmes involves Child protection, deadline for thge application form social service decentralization, and migration policies. The Emilia is the 14th of January 2005, hurry Romagna Region together with the Puglia and Marche Regions will up then! support and sustain the decentralization and planning of the welfare Fore more information please policies, which is currently taking place in Albania. This will particularly contact: Edoardo Braccio, focus on minors. The programme includes the creation of some Via Tonco 19 100131 Torino- multipurpose structures, activities and services addressing minors and Italy +393496945869, e-mail: families. It will last three years involving the cities of Vlore, Shkoder, and firstname.lastname@example.org Elbasan. The Ministry of Foreign Affair will be the main contributor.