Leader Partner: Latin Arc

Partners: Barcelona Provincial Council, Torino Province, Hérault Departmental Council

Associated partners/Observers:  Della Spezia Province, Croatian Municipalities Association,  CPMR, TECLA

Period: 2010 - 2011

Total budget: 172.439,26 €

Latin Arc (co-funding): 20.000 €

EU & others (external co-funding): 122.439,26 euros UE



Towards a common framework of decentralised cooperation for local governments in the Latin Arc.

This project was launched in the framework of the EU programme “Non-state actors and local authorities in development” and it seeks to provide a common framework for cooperation and skills development to Latin Arc members and other local administrations. Local Net Coop is conceived as common model for cooperation and training in local competences, the role of civil society, EU guidelines and the existing best practices in Public Decentralised Cooperation (PDC).



·  Seminar on Public Decentralised Cooperation models with the participation of local actors from the Southern Mediterranean, EU representatives and civil society organisations.

· Research activities focused on cooperation relations between all the actors involved and their counterparts in the Southern Mediterranean.

· Training, technical assistance and exchange of experiences. These activities shall provide support to local administrations in the articulation of their “Public Decentralised Cooperation” (PDC) policies and the formulation of cooperation policies. 



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.