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  • The Euroregion Aquitaine-Euskadi

    TERRITORIES

    The Euroregion Aquitaine-Euskadi

    April 2014

    Since October 2013, the EGTC Euroregion Aquitaine-Euskadi has been leading and developing its "2014-2020 Strategic Plan". It has enabled the production of the first complete diagnosis of the Euroregion space and the analysis of the different levels of cross-border governance.

  • A website for the Jura Arc Cross-Border Forum

    TERRITORIES

    A website for the Jura Arc Cross-Border Forum

    April 2014

    The Jura Arc Cross-Border Forum is an independent grassroots movement that was founded on 23 January 2007 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

  • An Eu Urban Agenda

    EUROPE

    An Eu Urban Agenda

    Avril 2014

    The “Cities of Tomorrow” forum held by the European Commission on 17-18 February 2014 brought together more than 500 European players in urban policy.

  • Call for papers for EUBORDERREGIONS conference "BORDERS, REGIONS, NEIGHBORHOODS: Interactions and experiences at EU external frontiers"

    EUROPE

    Call for papers for EUBORDERREGIONS conference "BORDERS, REGIONS, NEIGHBORHOODS: Interactions and experiences at EU external frontiers"

    March 2014

    The conference is organized on 27-28 November 2014, in Tartu (Estonia) in cooperation with EUBORDERREGION consortium and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu.

  • Special Dossier on the European elections: "the European grouping - a tool for cross-border cooperation" by Alain Lamassoure, Vice-President of MOT
  • Special Dossier on the European elections: "putting cross-border cooperation at the heart of political debate" by Michel Delebarre, President of MOT

    EUROPE

    Special Dossier on the European elections: "putting cross-border cooperation at the heart of political debate" by Michel Delebarre, President of MOT

    March 2014

    "At a time when many citizens are displaying disaffection with Europe, it is vital in the run-up to the European elections to reaffirm our commitment to cross-border territories."

  • Special Dossier on the European elections: three questions put to Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid, MEP

    EUROPE

    Special Dossier on the European elections: three questions put to Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid, MEP

    March 2014

    In November 2012, Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid set up, together with fellow MEP Gilles Pargneaux, a cross-border liaison group at the European Parliament aimed at raising the awareness of MEPs about cross-border issues.

  • Consultation on the ESPON programme 2020

    EUROPE

    Consultation on the ESPON programme 2020

    March 2014

    The ESPON programme 2020 is currently being drawn up. The 32 participating countries, in collaboration with the programme’s Managing Authority and Coordination Unit, have drawn up a draft cooperation programme. Consultation on this document is currently taking place – from 4 March to 2 April 2014 – in order to gather feedback on this draft programme. The MOT will take part in the consultation.

  • A new Benelux convention

    TERRITORIES

    A new Benelux convention

    March 2014

    With the launch of the Dutch presidency of the Benelux Union, a new "Benelux Convention on Cross-Border and Interterritorial Cooperation" was signed on 20 February in The Hague.

  • Panorama Inforegio magazine

    EUROPE

    Panorama Inforegio magazine

    March 2014

    The latest issue of the DG REGIO’s magazine Panorama, which is devoted to the reformed cohesion policy for the 2014-2020 period, has come out. It analyses in detail the implications of this policy for all of the stakeholders.

  • A transport map covering the North of France and West Flanders

    TERRITORIES

    A transport map covering the North of France and West Flanders

    March 2014

    The West-Vlaanderen/Flandre-Dunkerque-Côte d'Opale EGTC has just published a cross-border public transport map.

  • Cross-border workshops in Alsace

    TERRITORIES

    Cross-border workshops in Alsace

    March 2014

    The Alsace Region has launched a forward-looking discussion entitled “Alsace 2030” in order to define the major development issues for its territory.

  • Proceedings of the Lorraine Corridor metropolitan conferences

    TERRITORIES

    Proceedings of the Lorraine Corridor metropolitan conferences

    March 2014

    The Development and Planning Agency for the Nancy Urban Area has published the proceedings of three of the Lorraine Corridor metropolitan conferences that were held in 2013.

  • The MOT on France Inter!

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    The MOT on France Inter!

    March 2014

    Olivier Denert, Secretary General of the MOT, participated on 3rd of March 2014 in "Service Public" (a radio programme on France Inter, a major French public radio channel).

  • New MOT publication on the legal framework for cross-border cooperation

    MOT

    New MOT publication on the legal framework for cross-border cooperation

    February 2014

    The MOT produced a guidebook entitled “The legal framework for cross-border cooperation. The legal instruments available to cross-border projects” which is aimed at helping cooperation practitioners to choose the legal form that is most appropriate for their needs. The document is available in six languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch.

  • Seminar on ECGs

    EUROPE

    Seminar on ECGs

    February 2014

    The first seminar on Euroregional Cooperation Groupings (ECGs)* was held under the aegis of the Council of Europe in Ljubljana on 19 February.

  • The EGTC Platform - The Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion awarded

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    The EGTC Platform - The Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion awarded

    February 2014

    On 18 February, the Committee of the Regions held the 4th annual meeting of the EGTC Platform, which focused on the role that EGTCs can play in the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

  • Présentation de la DATAR sur les fonds européens 2014-2020

    FRANCE

    Présentation de la DATAR sur les fonds européens 2014-2020

    Février 2014

    Session d’information du Partenariat national sur les fonds européens des 3 et 10 février 2014.

  • Cross-border economic development in Ireland

    TERRITORIES

    Cross-border economic development in Ireland

    February 2014

    On 30-31 January 2014 in Cavan (Republic of Ireland), a conference was held entitled “Cross-Border Economic Development and the Border Development Zone (BDZ) Concept”, which was jointly organised by the Centre for Cross-Border Studies (CCBS) and the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD).

  • Progress for the "Espace Mont Blanc"

    TERRITORIES

    Progress for the "Espace Mont Blanc"

    February 2014

    Implementation of a cross-border strategy for the future of the Mont Blanc mountain range took a step forward on 22 January 2014 with the signature of a statement of intent regarding the setting-up of a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation by the three vice-chairmen of the Mont Blanc Cross-Border Conference.

  • Changes to the legal regime governing EGTCs

    EUROPE

    Changes to the legal regime governing EGTCs

    February 2014

    On 17 December 2013, the European Parliament and the European Council approved Regulation 1302/2013 concerning European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTCs). This new regulation introduces a series of amendments to Regulation 1082/2006, which forms the legal basis for EGTCs. It will help to clarify, simplify and improve the establishment and functioning of EGTCs.

  • Launch of the 2014 OPEN DAYS

    EUROPE

    Launch of the 2014 OPEN DAYS

    February 2014

    The 12th OPEN DAYS - the European Week of Regions and Cities - were launched on 10 January 2014.

  • The Public Procurement Directive

    EUROPE

    The Public Procurement Directive

    February 2014

    On 15 January 2014, the European Parliament adopted on its first reading the proposal for a directive on public procurement, thus opening up interesting scope for cross-border cooperation.

  • Cross-Border Metropolitan Regions in Germany

    TERRITORIES

    Cross-Border Metropolitan Regions in Germany

    February 2014

    Final report – “Cross-Border Metropolitan Regions” (MORO IMeG project, Germany)

  • The Picardie Region: a new member of the MOT network

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    The Picardie Region: a new member of the MOT network

    February 2014

    The Picardie Region is located at the heart of North-West Europe. This strategic position, with its shared border with Belgium and its maritime border with the United Kingdom, has for nearly 20 years enabled it to be a major actor in cross-border cooperation.