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  • The European Straits initiative is continuing!

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    The European Straits initiative is continuing!

    November 2014

    On Wednesday 22 October, the NOSTRA (Network Of STRAits) project was closed in Brussels. NOSTRA is a European cooperation project led by the Pas-de-Calais Department. The 16 partners along 8 straits, from North to South, including the Danube delta, share the objective of preserving the biodiversity and natural heritage of their territories, while also highlighting their common concerns: governance, the environment, tourism, mobility and maritime safety, etc.

  • Interactive meeting of the network on the MOT's activities and launch of a working group on changes to its structure

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    Interactive meeting of the network on the MOT's activities and launch of a working group on changes to its structure

    November 2014

    The members of the MOT's network met in Paris on 15 October 2014 for a day of exchanges about their wishes and needs with respect to the MOT's activities and objectives.

  • The end of roaming charges in Europe - not straightaway!

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    The end of roaming charges in Europe - not straightaway!

    November 2014

    In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a draft regulation on the ending of roaming charges for mobile phones in Europe.

  • AEBR's position on the cohesion report

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    AEBR's position on the cohesion report

    November 2014

    The AEBR is working on a position paper regarding the sixth cohesion report published in July 2014 by the European Commission.

  • A new website to facilitate transportation in the Greater Region

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    A new website to facilitate transportation in the Greater Region

    November 2014

    Cofinanced with INTERREG European funds and sponsored by the authorities of the five entities that make up the Greater Region (Luxembourg, Wallonia, Lorraine, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland), the new website mobiregio.net describes itself as being a portal for mobility in the Greater Region aimed at informing the general public about public transport provision.

  • The DG REGIO organises a chat on Twitter on 24th October on cross-border cooperation

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    The DG REGIO organises a chat on Twitter on 24th October on cross-border cooperation

    October 2014

    2nd EUChatREGIO: European Cross-border cooperation: Collecting information on remaining obstacles at EU internal borders

  • OPEN DAYS 2014: The MOT stresses the role of national support in overcoming obstacles to cooperation

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    OPEN DAYS 2014: The MOT stresses the role of national support in overcoming obstacles to cooperation

    October 2014

    The 12th OPEN DAYS, European Week of Regions and Cities, took place from 6 to 9 October 2014 in Brussels, bringing together some 6000 persons from the whole of Europe. There were many workshops on European territorial cooperation.

  • Seminar on cross-border observation in Budapest

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    Seminar on cross-border observation in Budapest

    October 2014

    The CESCI, the MOT and INFH co-organised the 2nd European Seminar on cross-border territorial observation on 30 September 2014 at the Institut français de Budapest in Hungary.

  • Cross-border walk in the Greater Region

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    Cross-border walk in the Greater Region

    October 2014

    Taking place on 28 September 2014 between Berus (Überherrn, Saarland) and Berviller-en-Moselle (Lorraine) as part of the annual event of the Interreg IVA Greater Region Programme and the 10th anniversary of the Interreg PIG (Public Interest Group), the cross-border walk attracted 170 persons, partner authorities and project operators accompanied by their families, from Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and France.

  • The Cerdagne cross-border hospital welcomes its first patients

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    The Cerdagne cross-border hospital welcomes its first patients

    October 2014

    Europe’s first cross-border hospital opened its doors on 19 September 2014 in Cerdanya, on the French-Spanish border.

  • Cerdagne cross-border hospital: the editorial from Catherine Barnole

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    Cerdagne cross-border hospital: the editorial from Catherine Barnole

    October 2014

    Catherine Barnole, Inspector-General DT66, Languedoc-Roussillon regional health agency

  • Seminars in Strasbourg

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    Seminars in Strasbourg

    October 2014

  • ESPON report "Making Europe Open and Polycentric"

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    ESPON report "Making Europe Open and Polycentric"

    October 2014

    The final report of the ESPON ET2050 research project "Vision and Scenarios for the European Territory towards 2050", conducted by the members of the ESPON Committee, in liaison with the European institutions and other European experts, has been published.

  • Open Days: the MOT workshop is webstreamed!

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    Open Days: the MOT workshop is webstreamed!

    October 2014

    The MOT-Budapest Platform on "New generation cross-border cooperation support at national level to overcome obstacles" is webstreamed on the Open Days webpages, on 8th October 2014, 9:00.

  • Employment Forum in Annemasse

    TERRITORIES

    Employment Forum in Annemasse

    October 2014

    The French-Swiss cross-border Employment Forum took place on 18 and 19 September 2014 in Annemasse.

  • The Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion relaunched

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    The Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion relaunched

    October 2014

    The presidents of the Liguria, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Piemonte, Rhône-Alpes and Valle d’Aosta regions decided at a meeting in Turin on 12 September 2014 to relaunch the Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion.

  • 2014 European Cooperation Day

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    2014 European Cooperation Day

    October 2014

    Organised by the INTERACT programme under the slogan “Sharing borders, growing closer”, European Cooperation Day was celebrated on 21 September.

  • The opening of Europe's first cross-border hospital

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    The opening of Europe's first cross-border hospital

    September 2014

    The cross-border hospital in Puigcerda (Cerdanya) opens its doors on 19th September on the French-Spanish border. It is a pioneering project in Europe since it is the first time that a hospital has been managed on a cross-border basis from the construction phase onwards.

  • European experiences in the area of cross-border economic development

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    European experiences in the area of cross-border economic development

    September 2014

    As part of its project on cross-border economic development, in June 2014 the MOT travelled to several European borders in order to meet players involved in cooperation in this sector and to gather examples of good practices. Read about some of these experiences...

  • Trinational cooperation around Basel

    TERRITORIES

    Trinational cooperation around Basel

    September 2014

    Cross-border cooperation in the Basel trinational conurbation has grown up since 1995 around projects in the areas of territorial development and public transport.

  • Lorraine and Saarland sign a cross-border agreement on professional training

    TERRITORIES

    Lorraine and Saarland sign a cross-border agreement on professional training

    September 2014

    After a year of negotiations, on 20 June 2014 at the Conseil Régional of Lorraine a framework agreement was signed with Saarland with the aim of developing cooperation initiatives in the area of initial and ongoing professional training.

  • Watercourses in South-West Europe: the example of the Garonne

    TERRITORIES

    Watercourses in South-West Europe: the example of the Garonne

    September 2014

    Flowing through both Spain and France, the Garonne river encourages cross-border exchanges.

  • Dictionnaire critique de la coopération transfrontalière en Europe

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    Dictionnaire critique de la coopération transfrontalière en Europe

    September 2014

    Un appel à contributions a été lancé jusqu'au 1er novembre 2014 pour la réalisation d'un dictionnaire critique sur la coopération transfrontalière.

  • The first French-German cross-border co-working space

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    The first French-German cross-border co-working space

    September 2014

    On Wednesday 2 July 2014, the first cross-border co-working space was inaugurated in Offenburg – the “KiosK Office” – with the opening of the German site, which will soon be followed by the opening of the French site in Strasbourg.

  • German toll?

    TERRITORIES

    German toll?

    September 2014

    The announcement of Germany’s intention to introduce a toll in 2016 for all vehicles on German roads has provoked a barrage of criticism from neighbouring countries, notably with respect to the Meuse-Rhine Euregio, Alsace and the Regio Pamina Eurodistrict.