The Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion (AIE) is a non-profit-making association established on the 30th of June 2006 in Pula (Croatia) for the promotion of trans-national and inter-regional cooperation between regions and local authorities of the Adriatic and Ionian basin countries. Today the association counts 26 members (Regional and Local governments from Italy, Greece, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania) and total extension of the involved territories is about 200.000 square kilometers with an estimated population of around 20 Millions of inhabitants. All members are units of territorial self-governments and most of them are NUTS2 (the first level below State, in conformity with the European Community nomenclature NUTS, and with the administrative organization of each country). The AIE goals can be synthesized into the protection of the cultural heritage, protection of the environment, sustainable economic development in the field of SMEs, tourism, fishery, transport and infrastructure. Another important aim is to support the European citizenship through actions that promotes the involvement of citizens by developing their sense of European identity and appreciating multilingualism and multiculturalism as common European heritage. Furthermore the association supports the members, especially those in the European accession process,  to create joint initiatives and to prepare the regional stakeholders to be qualified in the implementation of the cohesion policy and to deal with the European financial instruments.
Description of Personnel Involved in the Project
coccoFrancesco Cocco

AIE Secretary General since the beginning of 2013, managing the preparation and implementation of activities outlined by the statute organs of the Adriatic – Ionian Euroregion and dealing with the secretariat and the staff of AIE. Fundamental is his role in keeping relationship between the members and the Presidency and with national and international institutions; He has a consistent professional experience in technical and administration management  in the framework of the EU co-financed cross-border and/or transnational and/or interregional programmes management, also confirmed from the actual role as project manager and coordinator of “AdriGov - Adriatic Governance Operational Plan” an on-going project granted by the European Union Programme IPA Adriatic CBC - Cross Boarder Cooperation 2007-2013).
Contact Details
Official address:
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Contact person responsible for the organisation of the project’s work (the coordinator): Name: Francesco Cocco, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Us

ADRIPLAN aims to deliver a commonly-agreed approach to cross-border MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian region, considered as a whole and more specifically through two Focus Areas (Northern Adriatic Sea; Southern Adriatic / Northern Ionian Sea).