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  • European recognition for the Hainaut Cross-border Nature Park

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    European recognition for the Hainaut Cross-border Nature Park

    October 2013

    The Parc Naturel Régional Scarpe-Escaut (France) and the Parc Naturel des Plaines de l’Escaut (Belgium), which together form the Hainaut Cross-border Nature Park, received the “Transboundary Park” certificate at the closing ceremony of the annual conference of the EUROPARC Federation on 12 October 2013 in Hungary.

  • OPEN DAYS 2013: The CECICN workshop - and Launching of an Award for the EGTCs!
  • European Cooperation Day celebrated on 21st September 2013

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    European Cooperation Day celebrated on 21st September 2013

    September 2013

    Territorial cooperation programmes and projects celebrated European Cooperation Day for the second consecutive year on 21 September 2013.

  • Budapest Platform seminar

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    Budapest Platform seminar

    July 2013

    The Budapest Platform organised a seminar on 2 July at the Union Benelux headquarters in Brussels on the role of the national level in supporting cross-border cooperation.

  • "Renewable Energies" Working Group

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    "Renewable Energies" Working Group

    June 2013

    On 27 June, the Working Group of the MOT network on cross-border cooperation on renewable energy met in Paris (in the premises of the DATAR) in the presence of DG REGIO and the DATAR. The participants were able to review cross-border cooperation issues in the field, discuss their approaches to programming and territorial planning and determine their priorities in this rapidly developing field.

  • The MOT network pays homage to Pierre Mauroy

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    The MOT network pays homage to Pierre Mauroy

    June 2013

    It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Pierre Mauroy. He was a major architect of decentralisation, of the construction of Europe and of cross-border cooperation. He was also a great president for the Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière from 2001 to 2008, and subsequently continued to provide guidance for it as honorary president. We were honoured to work with him. A major figure has left us.

  • Two MOT position statements

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    Two MOT position statements

    May 2013

    The two latest MOT position statements at European level are on: "Border workers" and "Assessment of territorial impacts". They concern two consultations launched by the Committeee of the Regions:

  • European agreement on the revision of the EGTC regulation

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    European agreement on the revision of the EGTC regulation

    May 2013

    The Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission reached agreement on 27 May in Brussels on the text of the new EGTC regulation.

  • MOT General Assembly and conference

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    MOT General Assembly and conference

    April 2013

    The General Assembly of the MOT took place on 25 April 2013 in Strasbourg, at the invitation of the Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg, a member of the MOT network.

  • Seminar on: "Metropolitan hubs and cross-border issues"

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    Seminar on: "Metropolitan hubs and cross-border issues"

    March 2013

    The Réseau des Pôles Métropolitains (metropolitan hubs network), the MOT, DATAR and the FNAU held a seminar on this topic on 19 March 2013.

  • Cohesion policy 2014-2020: preparation of the Partnership Agreement

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    Cohesion policy 2014-2020: preparation of the Partnership Agreement

    March 2013

    As the current European programming period draws to a close, the 2014-2020 framework is in preparation, at both the local and the national level. To this end, a national consultation1, conducted in parallel with the definition of the operational programmes, was launched in December to provide input for the Partnership Agreement that will define the application of the European funds in France for the 2014-2020 period.

  • A new cross-border map produced by the MOT!

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    A new cross-border map produced by the MOT!

    February 2013

    The MOT produced a map summarising the main cross-border agreements, structures and programmes on French borders.

  • The MOT publishes its 2012 activity report

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    The MOT publishes its 2012 activity report

    February 2013

    The MOT activity report for 2012, available (in French) by clicking here, reports on intense activity, both at operational level, with studies and tasks in the field and many services to members, and at national and European levels, with support for the definition of a cross-border policy in France, preparation of the 2014-2020 cohesion policy, and European contributions for ensuring better consideration of cross-border territories.

  • The MOT publishes a "methodological guidebook"

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    The MOT publishes a "methodological guidebook"

    February 2013

    In a dynamic context of reform - redefinition of cross-border policy and decentralisation process in France, preparation of the 2014-2020 programmes at European level - the MOT has produced a methodological guidebook aimed at improving articulation between cohesion policy, governance structures and cross-border territorial approaches.

  • European seminar on observation of cross-border territories

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    European seminar on observation of cross-border territories

    December 2012

    The DATAR, the Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT) and the National Federation of the Public UrbanPlanning Agencies (FNAU) organized the first European seminar onobservation of cross-border territories, 10 December 2012 in Nancy (France). This event is part of a long-term process initiated by the MOT since its establishment, with the DATAR, the FNAU and the urban planning agencies located on the French borders.

  • 200 cross-border cooperation stakeholders meet in Paris!

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    200 cross-border cooperation stakeholders meet in Paris!

    October 2012

    Organised by the MOT, the conference "Cross-border territories, regional and national policies: what coordination for 2014-2020?" was attended by more than 200 persons at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, on 24 October 2012.

  • Open Days 2012

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    Open Days 2012

    October 2012

    The 10th edition of the Open Days, the European week of Regions and Cities, took place from 8 to 11 October 2012 in Brussels, bringing together more than 5600 persons from all over Europe. The MOT had a strong presence throughout the week. In particular, it organised a workshop on “Building cross-border territories by using tools for integrated local development: good practices and future developments in the 2014-2020 period”.

  • TEIN network conference in Brussels

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    TEIN network conference in Brussels

    July 2012

    On 10 July 2012, the representation of the Land of Baden-Württemberg in Brussels hosted a symposium on “The future of European territorial cooperation: capacity building in cross-border territories”.

  • European conference in A Coruña

    European conference in A Coruña

    June 2012

    Nearly 400 participants met on 25 and 26 June at A Coruña in Spain at the "1st Congress on Smart Cooperation" organised by the CECICN.

  • XVth General Assembly: A key step for the future of the MOT

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    XVth General Assembly: A key step for the future of the MOT

    April 2012

    The XVth General Assembly of the MOT took place at the Palais Brongniart in Paris on 4 April, attended by nearly 100 participants and welcoming a number of personalities and elected representatives from cross-border territories.

  • Per Bødker Andersen, UBC President becomes new President of CECICN

    Per Bødker Andersen, UBC President becomes new President of CECICN

    March 2012

    On 8 March 2012 in Paris, the Conference of European Cross-Border and Interregional City Networks (CECICN) elected Mr Per Bødker Andersen, Deputy Mayor of Kolding (Denmark) and President of the Union of the Baltic Cities unanimously to be the new President of the CECICN. The 65-year old politician will lead the network initially for two years.

  • The MOT publishes its position on the propositions for the regulations of the new programming period 2014-2020

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    The MOT publishes its position on the propositions for the regulations of the new programming period 2014-2020

    December 2011

    On 6 October 2011, the European Commission published the propositions for the regulations of the new programming period 2014-2020. All the legislative proposals are available on the European Commission website.