The 3rd selection committee of the INTEREG Caribbean program met in French Guiana

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(PRESS RELEASE) – On Wednesday, December 13th and Thursday, December 14th 2017, the 3rd selection committee of the INTEREG Caribbean program met in French Guiana.

On this occasion, 8 projects were approved on the following topics:

CARES carried by the ARS (Agence Régionale de Santé – Regional Agency of Health) Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélémy which aims at structuring the course of care.

The aim of the project is to promote the medical and surgical know-how of health institutions of the TFA (French-speaking territory of America) at the Caribbean level both with partner Caribbean states and private health insurance companies. ensuring a growing middle class.

Caribbean Partners :

– St Marteen : St Marteen Medical Center
– St Lucia : Victoria Hospital
– Cuba : Instituto Superior de Technologias y Radiologica
– Cuba : Instituto Superior de Technologias y Ciencias Aplicadas
– Puerto Rico : University of Puerto Rico
– Dominica : Princess Margaret Hospital
– Dominican Republic : Hospital Altagracia
– Dominica Republic : Hospital Plazasalud

MYCONOVA Caribbean supported by the PNRM (Regional Natural Park of Martinique) proposes the strengthening of the economic diversification of territories through the transfer of knowledge of mushroom cultivation (mycology) to develop agro-food and agroecological products, to promote tourism activities on this theme.

Caribbean Partner :

– Cuba : Centro de Estudios de Biotecnología Industrial

CARIB COAST supported by the BRGM Guadeloupe (Bureau of Geological and Mining Research) is an initiative of networking skills in the management of risks related to coastal erosion, marine submersion in order to set up monitoring actions, prevention and adaptation to climate change.

Caribbean partners :

– Trinidad & Tobago : UWI St Augustine University
– Trinidad & Tobago : Institute of Marine Affairs
– Porto Rico : Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System
– Jamaïque : UWI Jamaïque
– Association Caribbean States

CARIBBEAN PASSPORT AMAZONIA DANCE AND CIRCUS supported by “Métisgwa Association” aims at structuring the performing arts sector by promoting cultural entrepreneurship through training activities. It is also a question of reinforcing the attractiveness of the Caribbean by promoting artistic products.

Caribbean Partners :
– Jamaïca : Edna Manley College – University of visual and performing acts
– Delegations of Caribbean French Alliances

These 4 projects represent a total amount of € 12.5 million, ie € 9.1 million of ERDF.

In addition, for the first time, the program awarded grants under the European Development Fund (EDF). It is a pilot and innovative device to finance the activities of partners from other Caribbean countries and involved in a project led by a leader from the outermost regions.

This envelope has the advantage of allowing a strengthening of the political, economic and technical dialogue between the CARICOM / CARIFORUM, the ORs (Outermost Regions) and the OCT (Overseas Countries and Territories).

Thus, 6 Caribbean institutions benefited from these EDF credits:

– The airline LIAT based in Antigua and the MINISTRY OF DOMINICA, Discover Dominica, partners of PAIRE carried by Air Antilles for the optimization of the regional air transport;

– CACCOMA group of technicians who develop the collection and agrotransformation of the cocoa partners of RECAVACA brought the AGED (Association Guadeloupe Equitable and Sustainable) and Haïti (Les Abricots) for the valorization of cocoa and its products for sale on a market of upscale niche;

– MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT of the Dominican Republic partner of CARI’MAM carried the sanctuary AGOA for the networking of marine protected areas dedicated to the preservation of marine mammals;

– THE OFFICE OF MINE AND ENERGY and the UNIVERSITY OF HAITI PREST partners supported by the Seismological and Volcanological Observatory of Martinique for the establishment of a regional platform to better understand the climatic hazards .

These projects represent a total cost of € 1.3 million EDF.

To date, 15 projects have been programmed on Interreg Caraïbes representing a total cost of € 32.1 M, ie € 22.6 M of ERDF.

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