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The overall strategy of the Atlantic Area Operational Programme can be summarized as follows: to achieve significant and tangible progress in transnational cooperation geared towards cohesive, sustainable and balanced territorial development of the Atlantic Area and its maritime heritage.

The main goal of the Programme is therefore to contribute to the territorial cohesion of this area through transnational cooperation projects on all four programme priorities between the European Union Member States of the Atlantic seaboard.

The Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation  Operational Programme 2007-2013 was approved by the European Commission on 20th September 2007, by its decision CCI:(2007) CB163PO 029.

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