EU macro-regional strategies
"A European Union (EU) macro-regional strategy is a policy framework which allows countries located in the same region to jointly tackle and find solutions to problems or to better use the potential they have in common".
"What is an EU macro-regional strategy?", European Union, 2017
Currently, four EU macro-regional strategies have been adopted: the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (2009), the Danube Region (2010), the Adriatic and Ionian Region (2014) and the Alpine Region (2015). These strategies deal with common challenges and opportunities identified in each EU macro-region. They encompass 27 countries with more than 340 million people.