NOSTRA - Network Of STRAits

Countries: Albania, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom, Sweden
Border(s): Albania-Italy, Denmark-Germany, Estonia-Finland, Finland-Sweden, France-Italy-Monaco, France-United Kingdom, Romania-Ukraine,
Channel Arc, The Bonifacio Strait International Marine Park,
European programme(s):
Interreg IVC
- Cross-border maritime cooperation
- The environment, resources and waste
- Cross-border governance
- Economic development
- Transport
- Tourism

Lead partner: Conseil général Pas-de-Calais (FR)

From exchanges of experiences and best practices, the project aims at studying the necessary governance tools to ensure a sustainable development of straits and to develop their functions as gateways to hinterlands and to external territories around the issues of economic development, transport, tourism and biodiversity. By searching ways to improve the governance between the two banks of a strait, the aim is to enable the authorities to enhance effective public policies, at the local, national and European levels, that will both allow economic development of the area and preserve the biodiversity.

Project duration


Total cost

2.3 millions €

EU funding

FEDER: 1.8 million €