Leader: Lleida Provincial Council

Partners: Girona Provincial Council, Tarragona Provincial Council, Jaén Provincial Council, Seville Provincial Council, Novara Province 

Period: 2015-2016

Project budget: 17.150€

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 10.500€

Contacts: jbuchaca@diputaciolleida.cat

Twitter: #localcomgovproj



Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies: Local Governance

Signatory municipalities to the Convenant of Mayors and regional coordinators have to confront common governance problems related to the Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) such as:

  1. Assessment of SEAP measures.

  2. Correction of the design of monitoring reports.

  3. Benchmarking that shall enable local authorities to define public policy intermediaries in order to give support to municipalities.


This project proposal aims to develop a project in the framework of the H2020, LIFE+, MED, SUDOE and/or POCTEFA programmes and implement a tool to respond to SEAP governance-related problems.


  • Mapping of specific features, needs and available information on SEAP governance.

  • To promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

  • To prepare the drafting of proposals to be submitted to European programmes – i.e. Horizon 2020 and others.


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.