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  • Legal seminar on the French-German-Luxembourg border

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    Legal seminar on the French-German-Luxembourg border

    October 2013

    Over 50 practitioners participated in the seminar on the legal instruments for cross-border projects organised by the MOT on 17 October 2013 in Sarreguemines and hosted by the Communauté d’Agglomération Sarreguemines Confluences (Sarreguemines Confluences Agglomeration Community).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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    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.