Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT): Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice across borders
The Ireland Wales 2014-2020 European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) programme is a maritime programme connecting organisations, businesses and communities on the West coast of Wales with the South-East coast of Ireland.
The Welsh Government manages the programme with partners, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) and the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).
The programme is one of a family of ETC programmes which provide opportunities for regions in the EU to work together to address common economic, environmental and social challenges.
The Ireland Wales programme focuses on seeking solutions to shared challenges on both sides of the Irish sea, to improve the economic and sustainable development priorities of Wales and Ireland.
The programme focuses on:
Cross border innovation
Adaptation of the Irish Sea and Coastal Communities to Climate Change
Cultural and Natural Resources and Heritage
The CCAT project is part funded by the Irish Wales Co-operation Programme and aims to assist coastal communities on the Irish sea who are directly impacted by climate change. The CCAT operation will help communities to build resilience (adaptive capacity to change), facilitate marine and climate citizenship, and realise the potential of the Irish Sea region by (re)connecting coastal communities with their place, their dynamic coastal systems and our changing climate.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME, CONTACT
Samantha Richardson, Ireland Wales Programme Development Officer
Breda Curran, Ireland Wales Programme Development Officer