Description/achievement of initiative
As a part of the Regional Integration Pilar of the Special Partnership between the EU and Cape Verde, the EU aims to support, through the European Union Ultra-Peripheral Regions (RUP), the integration of the Macaronesia space, with the objective of improving its structure and increase its dynamism and competitiveness, in line with the enlarged neighbourhood policy.Main areas of intervention: Renewable Energy, Biodiversity and Marine Conservation, Coastal Management and Hydraulic Resources, Tourism and other sectors.
Various projects have been implemented under the MAC Programme. One of the most recent projects "ISLagua" implemented by various institutions in Cape Verde and the Canary Islands achieved important results: population aware of the importance of efficient water use, water desalination is now cheaper in S. Miguel due to the introduction of renewable energies in the desalination process, decrease in the cost of water treatment in Santo AntÃ£o.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Cooperation Agreement 2007 Funding to the MAC Programme in the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
European Union and Macaronesia Region (Açores, Madeira, Canary Islands)