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