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  • 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

    EUROPE

    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

    TERRITORIES

    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.

  • Study of housing in the France-Geneva area

    TERRITORIES

    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

    TERRITORIES

    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

    TERRITORIES

    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!

    EUROPE

    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

    EUROPE

    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

    EUROPE

    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!

    MOT

    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

    EUROPE

    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.

  • Study day on the "cross-border prefect"

    FRANCE

    Study day on the "cross-border prefect"

    June 2014

    On 20 June, CHEMI (Centre for High-Level Studies of the Ministry of the Interior) hosted a day of discussions on the “cross-border prefect”.

  • Meetings of the MOT’s bodies and the technicians’ platform

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    Meetings of the MOT’s bodies and the technicians’ platform

    June 2014

    The MOT’s conference was followed on 19 June by the meetings of its board of directors, general assembly and the technicians’ platform, hosted by the Caisse des Dépôts.

  • The MOT network’s annual conference

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    The MOT network’s annual conference

    June 2014

    Nearly 130 participants gathered in Paris on 18-19 June for the MOT’s annual general meeting and the conference it organised on this occasion on the topic “Cross-border networks: mutualising public services and experimenting with Europe on each border”.

  • The MOT 2013 activity report is online
  • The TransParcNet meeting of European cross-border protected areas

    TERRITORIES

    The TransParcNet meeting of European cross-border protected areas

    June 2014

    The TransParcNet meeting of European cross-border protected areas took place this year on the French-Belgian border. An initiative of the EUROPARC Federation, this annual gathering brings together managers of protected areas from across the whole of Europe all of whom are faced with cross-border issues.

  • The exhibition "BORDERLINE: the frontiers of peace" in Paris

    FRANCE

    The exhibition "BORDERLINE: the frontiers of peace" in Paris

    May 2014

    The European Commission’s representation in France and France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development are presenting, within the framework of their strategic partnership, the exhibition “BORDERLINE: the frontiers of peace” by the Italian photographer Valerio Vincenzo.

  • 2014 European Cooperation Day: video contest "border issues, border solutions"

    EUROPE

    2014 European Cooperation Day: video contest "border issues, border solutions"

    May 2014

    European Cooperation Day celebrates the benefits and achievements of Territorial Cooperation through local events throughout Europe. It takes place on 21 September 2014. On this occasion, INTERACT is launching the video contest ‘border issues, border solutions’ among European projects and programmes.

  • The Observatoire des Territoires publishes a thematic dossier on cross-border regions

    FRANCE

    The Observatoire des Territoires publishes a thematic dossier on cross-border regions

    May 2014

    The "Observatoire des Territoires"* of the Commissariat Général à l'Égalité des Territoires (ex DATAR, France) has put on line a thematic dossier devoted to the study of the cross-border regions that France shares with its neighbours.

  • European elections: the MOT highlights the key issue of cross-border cooperation

    EUROPE

    European elections: the MOT highlights the key issue of cross-border cooperation

    May 2014

    In the context of the European elections, the MOT wished to show how cross-border cooperation addresses the current challenges with respect to social and territorial cohesion, in a Europe that is suffering from a lack of recognition.

  • The importance of economic development for cross-border territories

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    The importance of economic development for cross-border territories

    May 2014

    With the launch of a European project financed by the Europ'Act programme at a conference in Paris on 15 April, the MOT wishes to highlight the topic of cross-border economic development. The proceedings of the conference are online.

  • Study for a France-Brazil cross-border house

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    Study for a France-Brazil cross-border house

    May 2014

    At the request of the French Guiana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, between September 2013 and March 2014, the MOT carried out a preparatory study for a France-Brazil cross-border house.

  • 30th Congress of the European Cross-Border Grouping in Annemasse: Michel Charrat re-elected Chairman

    TERRITORIES

    30th Congress of the European Cross-Border Grouping in Annemasse: Michel Charrat re-elected Chairman

    May 2014

    The 30th Congress of the European Cross-Border Grouping (Groupement transfrontalier européen – GTE) was held in Annemasse on 30 April, bringing together nearly 1,000 French-Swiss cross-border workers. With 36,000 members, the GTE renewed its confidence in its Chairman Michel Charrat.