Final Conference of Waterways Forward Project

The Final Conference of the Waterways Forward project, regional project funded by the INTERREG IVC Programme, was held from 6th to 9th November 2012 in Paris. The representatives of the European Affairs Fund – AP Vojvodina attended the event.

The conference brought together more than 80 professionals, experts, EU and national level politicians to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the socio-economic development of inland European rivers, lakes, canals and adjacent areas. The conference presented new and innovative insights for exploring and exploiting the great potential of those waterways for economic development and employment in line with the Europe 2020 strategic objectives, as well as a wide range of issues connected to the policies and regulations of the Europa Union, EU funding programmes, research and development, sources of efficiency, energy, culture, employment and other. The conference also presented the plans related to the launch of EU INTERREG 5C Programme (the first call for proposals is expected to be announced in the second part of 2014).