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Brussels, 10.October.2007 GALICIA-NORTE DE PORTUGAL WORKING COMMUNITY NUNO ALMEIDA Portuguese Coordinator of WC G-NP CCDR-N MODELS.

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1 Brussels, 10.October.2007 GALICIA-NORTE DE PORTUGAL WORKING COMMUNITY NUNO ALMEIDA Portuguese Coordinator of WC G-NP CCDR-N MODELS OF CO-OPERATION AMONG REGIONAL AND LOCAL ENTITIES 10D27

2 Galicia and Norte de Portugal in the Atlantic Galicia Norte de Portugal Ferrol Guimarães Braga Vila Real Bragança Porto Lugo A Coruña Santiago Pontevedra VigoOurense Viana do Castelo Chaves The Euro-region

3 The Euro-region: main indicators

4 Relationship between European Urban Areas

5 Average Daily Traffic (2004) 52% High cross border mobility

6 International Trade 2006 Economic Interdependency Galicia is the 4th external commercial partner of Portugal passing over UK The trade between G-NP represents over 7% of the all Portugal-Spain trade Special investments: Automobile Sector – Technologic Platform (PSA, VW)

7 Economic Interdependency

8 EIXO ATLÂNTICO 28 municipalities from the 2 regions CEER (Euro-regional studies center Galicia-Norte de Portugal - 6 public universities (3 from each region) - regional institutions (Xunte de Galicia + CCDR-N) - local entities Eures Cross-border G-NP - more than cross-border workers = trade unions, employers associations - joint training courses, recognised in both regions Oficial inter-regional statistics (IGE / INE) since 1995 A Venture Capital Fund for interregional investments with 5 Million, co-financed by INTERREG II and III-A The Euro-region

9 Working Community Galicia-Norte de Portugal First contacts between Xunta de Galicia and CCDR-N: 80s Signature of the Agreement in 1991, in accordance with the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities, Council of Europe 1980 New set-up agreement in 2006 adapting to the new Cooperation Treaty on cross border co-operation between Portugal and Spain (Treaty of Valencia, 2004) Aim: to promote and coordinate the cross-border and inter- regional co-operation, with a view to reinforce the joint development of both regions The Presidency of the Working Community is alternatively assumed, every two years, by the Presidents of Xunta de Galicia and of CCDR-N

10 GENERAL COORDINATOR IN GALICIA GENERAL COORDINATOR IN NORTE REGION PRESIDENCY COUNCIL COORDINATION GROUP SECRETARIAT Environment, Planning and Rural Development Competitiveness and Employment Cooperation and Socio-economic, Institutional Integration Uniminho Minho Territorial Co-operation Community Eixo Atlântico SECTORIALCOMMITTEES Cávado Territorial Co-operation Community Lima Territorial Co-operation Community ANALYSIS AND STRATEGIC REFLEXION GROUP INTERREGIONAL OBSERVATORY Tâmega Territorial Co-operation Community Working Community Galicia-Norte de Portugal

11 Cross-border Co-operation Priorities for Development of the transportation systems and of the cross border accessibilities (High Speed Train Connection Porto-Vigo) -Cooperation in the maritime cluster Internationalization of the SMEs from the Euro-region (Innovation and Competitiveness) Environment Protection and Urban Sustainable Development Increase the Co-operation and the Integration at Social and Institutional levels In Strategic Cooperation Plan Galicia-Norte de Portugal EGTC Galicia-Norte de Portugal


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