On 2nd September, in Monfalcone (Italy), the agreement of establishment of GEIE, the European Group of Economic Interest, was signed between the Municipality of Monfalcone and ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy.

The agreement was signed by Silvia Altran, Mayor of Monfalcone, and Lucio Gregoretti, Head of the International Relations Department of the Municipality, Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, and Marco Boaria, Head of Resources and Development Unit of ALDA and administrator of GEIE.

“This agreement and the establishment of GEIE would allow us to activate an organism that would make us face the EU project development – stated the Mayor, Silvia Altran – it’s an ambitious partnership”. “Monfalcone has always been very active – added Antonella Valmorbida – and we have formed a solid alliance for years. The EU support is fundamental to realise some projects, and now with the GEIE platform it would be even easier”.

GEIE is a legal form proposed by the European Union, which aims at joining capacities and resources of economical actors belonging at least to two EU countries. The goal of GEIE is to find community fund for the implementation of European projects and, in this respect, Monfalcone Municipality has been prominent in the last ten years as leader in the acquisition of European funds, with 28 projects approved.

The Agenda of GEIE for this year already promises to be full: four initiatives for development cooperation, several projects in the framework of Central Europe and Interreg Europe calls for proposal, as well as a project proposal in progress in the framework of Med are in fact expected.

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On 2nd September, in Monfalcone (Italy), the agreement of establishment of GEIE, the European Group of Economic Interest, was signed between the Municipality of Monfalcone and ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy.

The agreement was signed by Silvia Altran, Mayor of Monfalcone, and Lucio Gregoretti, Head of the International Relations Department of the Municipality, Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, and Marco Boaria, Head of Resources and Development Unit of ALDA and administrator of GEIE.

“This agreement and the establishment of GEIE would allow us to activate an organism that would make us face the EU project development – stated the Mayor, Silvia Altran – it’s an ambitious partnership”. “Monfalcone has always been very active – added Antonella Valmorbida – and we have formed a solid alliance for years. The EU support is fundamental to realise some projects, and now with the GEIE platform it would be even easier”.

GEIE is a legal form proposed by the European Union, which aims at joining capacities and resources of economical actors belonging at least to two EU countries. The goal of GEIE is to find community fund for the implementation of European projects and, in this respect, Monfalcone Municipality has been prominent in the last ten years as leader in the acquisition of European funds, with 28 projects approved.

The Agenda of GEIE for this year already promises to be full: four initiatives for development cooperation, several projects in the framework of Central Europe and Interreg Europe calls for proposal, as well as a project proposal in progress in the framework of Med are in fact expected.

For further information on the event: