3rd Irish National Event: Linking the Atlantic Strategy and Current Funding Opportunities

Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan
Socio Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUI Galway
Aimed at anyone with an interest in developing projects related to the marine and maritime sectors that are in line with the Atlantic Action Plan
Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway, Ireland

The 3rd National Event of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, in association with the 7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium, will take place in the Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway on Thursday November 24th 2016. Our session – running in parallel with the Symposium – will explore current funding opportunities which address Priority 2 of the Atlantic Action Plan: Protect, Secure and Enhance the marine and coastal environment.

Our aim is to bring together managing authorities of EU funds and project promoters to discuss the Atlantic Strategy and understand its relevance to EU funding opportunities. Discussion will centre on current EU funding opportunities, their link to the Strategy and constraints faced by project promoters. Advice and feedback will be available from managing authorities.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend sessions at the parallel 7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium. To register to attend the Symposium (full agenda at the following link) as well as attend the Atlantic Action Plan event please click here

Please ensure you tick the option to attend the Atlantic Action Plan Session

* If only attending the Atlantic Action Plan session – please register for free at the link below


10:30 - 11:15 Registration (Tea/Coffee)

11:15 - 11:30 Welcome Address

  • Marcella Smyth, 2016 IRE Chair of Atlantic Strategy Group [PDF en]

11:30 - 13:15 Panel Discussion


  • Paul Phelan, Independent Consultant


  • H2020 SC2 Marine – Fiona Grant
  • H2020 SC5 – Alice Wemaere
  • H2020 SME Instrument – Seán Burke
  • Interreg Atlantic – Michael O’Brien
  • Interreg Ireland-Wales – Marie Harnett
  • Interreg Cross-Border – Declan McGarrigle
  • COSME - Michael Tunney

13:15 -14:15 Networking Lunch

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