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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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.

  • Study of housing in the France-Geneva area

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    Study of housing in the France-Geneva area

    September 2014

    The cross-border statistical observatory for the France-Geneva area has published an analysis of the housing stock and construction on both sides of the border, counting nearly 70,000 additional housing units in 11 years in this cross-border area.

  • French-Belgian border walk/ride

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    French-Belgian border walk/ride

    September 2014

    Held on 20 July 2014 as part of the “TransSport Sportifs sans Frontières” project and the West-Vlaanderen/Flandre-Dunkerque-Côte d’Opale EGTC, the “Schrevepromenade” or “Promenade frontalière” (Border walk/ride) by bike or on foot brought together many sportspeople and inhabitants of the cross-border territory.

  • A guide to cross-border services in the Upper Rhine

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    A guide to cross-border services in the Upper Rhine

    September 2014

    The aim of this guide is to present in a user-friendly manner different services that operate in the French-German context, mainly located in the Upper Rhine region.

  • 14th international conference BRIT: The border, a source of innovation

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    14th international conference BRIT: The border, a source of innovation

    September 2014

    The BRIT 14th international conference will be held from 4 to 7 November 2014 on the France-Belgium border (Arras, Lille and Mons) on the topic “The border, a source of innovation”. MOT is organising 4 sessions.

  • European Cooperation Day on 21 September 2014!

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    European Cooperation Day on 21 September 2014!

    September 2014

    Continuing a tradition which started in 2012, European Territorial Cooperation and neighbouring programmes are celebrating European Cooperation Day on 21 September 2014. Under the motto “Sharing borders, growing closer”, hundreds of local events will be held across Europe in the week leading up to 21 September, reaching out to thousands of people.

  • The Commission has adopted a Partnership Agreement with France

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    The Commission has adopted a Partnership Agreement with France

    September 2014

    This document sets out the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and cities for 2014-2020. Following a national consultation and, having been communicated by the French authorities in December 2013, it was the subject of negotiations with the European Commission before being finally adopted on 8 August.

  • Public consultation on the EU's Macro-Regional Strategy for the Alpine Region

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    Public consultation on the EU's Macro-Regional Strategy for the Alpine Region

    September 2014

    Commission launches public consultation on the EU's latest Macro-Regional Strategy for the Alpine Region.

  • The MOT celebrates 10 years of cross-border news!

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    The MOT celebrates 10 years of cross-border news!

    July 2014

    "In a context in which the European project lacks visibility, the role of our newsletter is to publicise the cross-border initiatives that have been implemented in these territories and that are constructing Europe on the ground close to its people." Read the editorial from Jean Peyrony, Director General of the MOT.

  • Workshop of the EGTC platform

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    Workshop of the EGTC platform

    June 2014

    On 26 June, within the framework of the EGTC platform, the Committee of the Regions held a workshop, chaired by Herwig Van Staa, President of the Tyrolean Parliament and the platform’s coordinator, on the implementation of the new European regulation on EGTCs (1302/2013), which has been applicable since 22 June 2014.