Final conference of the project

The final conference of the project was held in Paris on 24th October.

Project: Articulate cohesion policy, governance structures and cross-border territorial approaches

The MOT conducted a study with the aim of improving the linkage between cohesion policy, governance systems and cross-border territorial needs. It is funded by the Europ’Act technical assistance programme, supporting the coordination of the cohesion policy in France for the 2007-2013 period.
Running from June 2011 to October 2012, this project was conducted in two major reform contexts: the construction of the framework of the 2014-2020 European cohesion policy, and the definition of a French cross-border policy.
The results of the project (notably the methodological guidebook) are intended primarily for local authorities, government departments, European institutions and programmes and, more widely, all stakeholders in cross-border cooperation.

In a changing national and European context, the multi-level dimension of the governance of cross-border territories is more than ever omnipresent and under reconstruction. It has been studied closely in this project led by the MOT.

  • Methodological guidebook

    Methodological guidebook

    The methodological guidebook published by the MOT in the framework of the project is intended to better articulate cohesion policy, governance structures and cross-border territorial approaches. Its 156 pages include a cross-cutting diagnosis of cooperation on each French border and 25 pages of recommendations.

  • Map


    In the course of this work the MOT produced a map summarising the main cross-border agreements, structures and programmes on French borders.