Thematic clusters

4 Priorities

The projects financed by the programme must contribute to the achievements of the objectives set out within the 4 main thematic priorities of the Programme:

Priority 1

Supporting a smarter Adriatic and Ionian region

Specific objectives

  • Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies
  • Developing skills for smart specialisation, industrial transition and entrepreneurship

Priority 2

Supporting a greener and climate resilient Adriatic-Ionian region

Specific objectives

  • Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
  • Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
  • Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution
  • Promoting sustainable multimodal urban mobility, as part of transition to a net zero carbon economy

Priority 3

Supporting a carbon neutral and better connected Adriatic and Ionian region

Specific objective

  • Developing and enhancing sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent and intermodal national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility

Priority 4

Supporting the Governance of the Adriatic-Ionian region