Press Releases ASOC ETC ITALY-CROATIA: On 8 July, the final event of the cooperation programme between Italian and Croatian youths

ASOC ETC ITALY-CROATIA: On 8 July, the final event of the cooperation programme between Italian and Croatian youths

Active and cooperative citizens, inspired by a sense of European belonging. This was the aim of the ASOC ETC (European Territorial Cooperation) Italy-Croatia pilot project, which saw 4 Italian and 4 Croatian schools working together on the dissemination and monitoring of cross-border cooperation activities financed by the Italy-Croatia Programme. The pilot project definitely contributed to the declaration of the European Parliament and the Councils on the European Year of Youth 2022, helping to promote and strengthen the concepts of active citizenship among young people.

On 8 July, from 9.30 a.m. onwards, the project’s final event will take place in Trieste, live at the Savoia Hotel and in streaming, during which the most successful Italian and Croatian schools will be presented, and the two winning classes will be awarded.

Moderated by Tea Ivanisevic, Communication Manager of the Interreg Italy-Croatia Programme, the event will be opened by Ivana Sacco, of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Department for Cohesion Policy; Antonio Verrico of the Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion; Stella Arneri, Croatian Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds; Vesna Šerepac, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education; Anna Flavia Zuccon, Interreg Italy-Croatia Programme Managing Authority.

At the end of the speeches, the ASOC ETC ITALY-CROATIA project will be presented, with the ASOC Team composed of Simona De Luca, Gianmarco Guazzo, Nora Inwinkl, Natalija Šimunović and Tanja Durakovic. Also present with them will be Gianluca Comuniello, from the European Commission’s DG Regio.

Following this, the two winning classes, one Italian and one Croatian, will have the opportunity to talk about their experiences of cooperation and project dissemination, as well as to show the final products of their civic monitoring activities.

In the second part of the morning, after the award ceremony of the two winning classes, the European Year of Youth 2022 will be showcased, an initiative that puts the spotlight on the importance of European youth in building a better future: greener, more inclusive and more digital. Speakers at this session will include: Agnes Monfret, European Commission DG Regio; Borut Žerjal, Interreg Volunteer Youth in an Italy-Croatia funded project, and Francesco Molica, Director of Cohesion Policy at Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

At the end of the meeting, the ASOC team and the Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat of the Interreg Italy-Croatia Programme, will talk about the next steps to be taken in sight of the next editions and the framework of the new Programme 2021-2027.

To join the streaming event, please register at the following link:

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