Based on the main identified needs, and challenges, the strategy of the Programme is structured around four different priority axes:
- Priority Axis 1: Stimulating innovation and competitiveness will address the challenge of accelerating intelligent growth in the Atlantic region by promoting interventions aimed at stimulating innovation in those common sectors identified in the regional RIS3 strategies in which the area shows comparative competitive advantages.
- Priority Axis 2: Fostering resource efficiency will promote renewable energies and energy efficiency models and support transnational cooperation initiatives devoted to the introduction of eco-innovations and the green growth economy.
- Priority Axis 3: Strengthening the territory's resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin will serve the identified development need of supporting a better management of the environment such that regional authorities and relevant stakeholders be better prepared to adapt to climate change, focusing on potential risks occurring in the Atlantic territory.
- Priority Axis 4: Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets will serve the identified need of protecting the environment and promoting cultural identity in order to make the Atlantic region a more attractive place for local communities and visitors.
Under the 4 priorities a total of 7 specific objectives have been defined :
Priority 1: Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
Objective 1.1. – Enhancing innovation capacity through cooperation to foster competitiveness
Objective 1.2. – Strengthening the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processes
|Priority 2: Fostering resource efficiency
Objective 2.1. – Fostering renewable energies and energy efficiency
Objective 2.2. – Fostering green growth, eco-innovation and environmental efficiency
Priority 3: Strengthening the territory's resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin
Objective 3.1. – Strengthening risks management systems
Priority 4: Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets
Objective 4.1. – Improving the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems’ services
Objective 4.2. – Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development