The strategic plan to manage common challenges and potentials
The Action Plan translates the identified common challenges and potentials into concrete actions and is built on the basis of the existing preparatory work.
A very crucial role in this context was the extensive public online consultation, held from 16 July to 15 October 2014 (in English, French, German, Italian and Slovenian), which led to close to 400 contributions from individuals/private persons, public authorities, international organisations, civil society organisations, private enterprises, academic/research institutions and other stakeholders.
The public consultation, as well as the large stakeholders conference in Milan on 1 and 2 December 2014, allowed stakeholders at all levels to comment on and to endorse the selected policy areas, which are:
(1) economic growth and innovation
(2) mobility and connectivity
(3) environment and energy
These policy areas are concretised and substantiated with three interdependent thematic objectives, which are implemented by nine actions. These actions – which will be supported by projects – appeared promising for responding to challenges and opportunities shared by participating States and Regions as well as all relevant stakeholders. This underlines the very strong bottom-up approach in the identification of the needs and desired answers for which the whole Strategy aims to provide a framework for coordination and cooperation between the different actors.
However, since the existing cooperation frameworks in the Region are primarily sector-based or do not match the geographical scope of the Strategy, a cross-cutting policy area has also been identified, which will address ‘governance, including institutional capacity’.
All four policy areas as well as the corresponding objectives are interlinked and interdependent. This needs to be reflected in the implementation of the Strategy.
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