Leader: Marche Regions

Partners: Latin Arc; Sviluppo Marche S.p.A.(IT); (Emilia Romagna Valorazzione Economica Territorio S.p.A.(IT); Central European Initiative (Italia); Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (Hungary), South-Western Finland Regional Council (FInland), Itä-Uusimaa Regional Council (FInland), Klaipedia Agency for Regional Development (Lithuania), Hiiuma County (Estonia), Lorraine Regional Council (France), Cambridgeshire County Council (United Kingdom), Université Livre de Bruxelles (Belgium), EIPA ECR – European Institute for Public Administration European Centre for the Regions (Spain).


Total budget: 1.354.607,79 €

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 43.127,85€

Co-funding (INTERACT EU Programme): 677.303,87€

Contact: Web




Impact of the Lisbon and Gothenburg Strategy on territorial administrations


Project Description

ALSO’s main goal is to establish a link between INTERREG projects and the Lisbon and Gothenburg strategy.

The new regional policy and EU funds distribution for the 2007 – 2013 period have forced territorial actors to focus their efforts on the formulation of projects and proposals that clearly address the priorities outlined in the Lisbon and Gothenburg Strategy through investment in growth, innovation and sustainability.

Out of over 100 projects, the study has identified criteria and indicators that can be useful for the formulation of new projects that can respond effectively to the priorities set for the 2007-2013 programme period through workshops, seminars, best practice exchanges and the launch of a website, among others.


  • To increase the participation of candidate, neighbouring and new member states in the INTERREG programme.

  • To coordinate regional Planning strategies and INTERREG project managers for better transfer of regional planning to the INTERREG programme.

  • To provide evaluation methodologies and indicator groups in order to assess the impact of INTERREG projects.

  • To develop communication tools for better dissemination of INTERREG results at regional, national and European scale.

  • To provide training to regional planners and INTERREG operators and project managers for the development and improvement of regional cooperation activities and territorial promotion activities. 


  • The ALSO project has provided effective tools for the improvement of territorial cooperation

  • It has measured the impact and results of INTERREG projects at a territorial scale.

  •  It has facilitated the exchange of information between local agents and European projects.

  •  It has set the basis for better project development with a greater outreach within the European cooperation framework.

  • It has identified, analysed and valorised more than  100 INTERREG funded projects carried out by Latin Arc members.

  • It has enabled the definition and elaboration of a specific methodology, the design of an online project assessment tool. Through this tool, projects can be analysed prior/upon completion while their adequacy can also be tracked according to the Lisbon Strategy and the programme priorities.

  • It has enabled a new matrix for indicator analysis that encompasses the key factors for the success of these projects. This matrix can be used during the formulation of the project in such a way that working areas and future projects can also be identified.

  •  Many dissemination activities have been carried out in the Latin Arc space – for instance the seminar “Lisbon and Gotebourg Strategy at a local level and the goal of European territorial cooperation”.



Experiences, challenges and opportunities of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean: Final Seminar of the SSE project

The conference entitled “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Innovative Solutions to Development Problems in Mediterranean countries?” was held in Toulouges (France) on December 13. This event was the final seminar of the “Study on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin Arc”. Led by the Pyrénées-Orientales Department, the SSE project partnership is comprised of members from all three Latin Arc states – such as France’s CRESS Corsica, Haute Corse and Hérault Departments, Spain’s Tarragona, Granada and Lleida Provincial Councils as well as Italy’s Mantova and Viterbo Provinces. The partnership has been working on the project for two years.

4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean in Tangiers: territorial diplomacy for concrete cooperation actions in the Mediterranean.

The 4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean was held in Tangiers on Nov 30th. Political representatives from several Mediterranean countries joined the political round table in order to discuss the role of local and regional governments in the construction of Mediterranean diplomacy.

Latin Arc New Website Out Now!

The Latin Arc brand new website is out now! Our new site presents readers with an improved design that contains 7 sections covering the latest news and events, former and on-going projects, policy actions and partnerships.



Save the date: Kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism to be held in Marseille on March 16-17th

The kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism will be held in Marseille on March 16-17th.

Latin Arc to host “European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day” on Feb. 23rd in Barcelona

The Latin Arc will host the European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day on February 23rd in Barcelona. The event will be comprised of several preparatory workshops for the submission of projects to the upcoming EU funding calls.

First working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects to be held Lleida on February 7th

Latin Arc will participate in the first working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects. These two initiatives, which were approved last October in Latin Arc’s call for projects, focus on issues of employment and entrepreneurship in rural areas.