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Nice takes action for cross-border cooperation projects

May 2018

Nice takes action for cross-border cooperation projects

The city of Nice and the Nice-Côte d'Azur Metropolis are engaged in many cooperation projects within the framework of the ALCOTRA and MARITTIMO European programmes, in very varied areas such as: territorial development, strengthening links between urban and rural territories, innovation and support for businesses, sustainable development and combating climate change, healthcare and social inclusion, youth, culture and strengthening digital networks.

The Nice-Côte d'Azur Metropolis has had a total of 22 projects that have been submitted to it or are in the process of being submitted under the ALCOTRA programme, and three projects under the MARITTIMO programme:

- Proterina 3 Evolution comprises 14 partners involved in combating natural risks. The project was launched in January 2017. It will last for 36 months and has funding of €6,053,800, which constitutes 85% of the total. With this project, the metropolitan territory will see the installation of sensors in the River Magnan in order to monitor areas at risk.

- RUMBLE and SMART DESTINATION are two projects that were launched on 1 April 2018.
RUMBLE aims to reduce the noise from ports. Among the eight partners, there are universities, cities and port authorities. The total budget is €2,243,510, with 85% in the form of funding. Thanks to this project, the port of Nice will be installed with 11 sensors to detect the noise produced by port activities and enable possible solutions to be found.
SMART DESTINATION receives funding that covers 85% of its budget of €1,436,656. It aims to make data available to tourists at all times and in all places, in the French and Italian territories involved in the project. Tourists will be able to use an app that enables them to find information on both sides of the border by means of a single tool.

Read the editorial of Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice-Côte d'Azur Metropolis and President Delegate of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region: click here.

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