The "Launch Conference of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region" that will take place in Brussels on 18 November 2014 (The meeting center "Le Square") is organized by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in cooperation with the European Commission, and together with the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative and Marche Region (as Presidency of the Adriatic Ionian Interregional Group of the Committee of the Region).

With the objective of providing a framework for its implementation, the Conference features a high-level institutional session followed by a technical session addressed to the key implementers (national and regional authorities responsible for the EUSAIR and the management of EU funds, EU institutions, regional organisations and bodies). This is a timely opportunity to discuss and exchange on the governance and management architecture of the Strategy, through which the participating countries, in partnership with the European Commission, will join forces to move from words to actions.

For more information on the Conference (including a draft programme) visit the EVENT WEBSITE.

Participation is intended for the Strategy's implementers:

• national and regional authorities responsible for the implementation of the Strategy and for the management of EU funds;

• EU institutions (relevant Commission services, Council, European Parliament, Committee of the Region, Economic and social Committee)

• regional organizations and bodies

Registration for the event is open.