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  • Results of the first Franco-German spatial planning pilot project (MORO)

    ETATS

    Results of the first Franco-German spatial planning pilot project (MORO)

    January 2023

    On December 14th, 2022, the closing conference of the first Franco-German spatial planning pilot project (MORO) was held in Strasbourg, with Jean Peyrony, director general of the MOT, and other experts sharing their knowledge at several round tables.

  • 41% of healthcare workers in Haute-Savoie (France) work in Switzerland

    TERRITORIES

    41% of healthcare workers in Haute-Savoie (France) work in Switzerland

    December 2022

    The Greater Geneva cross-border statistical observatory has published a study highlighting the attraction of Switzerland for healthcare personnel and its consequences in terms of human resources for neighbouring French hospitals.

  • TERRITORIES

    The parc des carrières: A new green lung for the Basel Trinational Eurodistrict

    December 2022

    The gradual conversion of a quarry in Saint-Louis, close to the French, Swiss and German borders, offers a promising opportunity for the agglomeration.

  • The Critical Dictionary on Borders is finally available online!

    EUROPE

    The Critical Dictionary on Borders is finally available online!

    November 2022

    Published in paper format in 2020, this major publication, to which the MOT contributed, is finally available online.

  • How to finance cross-border mobility?

    MOT

    How to finance cross-border mobility?

    November 2022

    At the request of Greater Geneva, the MOT produced a note in September taking stock of the methods of financing mobility and the financial resources allocated.

  • Towards a shared territorial vision for Greater Geneva

    TERRITORIES

    Towards a shared territorial vision for Greater Geneva

    October 2022

    Spatial planning is one of the essential levers for achieving carbon neutrality. This is why the partners of Greater Geneva wished to commit themselves to drawing up a new "cross-border territorial vision" in line with the objectives of ecological transition and to build the territory of tomorrow with a view to being carbon neutral by 2050.

  • Cross-border cooperation at the National Land Tenure Conference

    FRANCE

    Cross-border cooperation at the National Land Tenure Conference

    October 2022

    On October 6th and 7th, the Assises Nationales du Foncier et des Territoires were held in Nancy. Aimed at discussing land issues in all their aspects, from upstream to downstream and from strategy to implementation, they brought together nearly 600 people, elected representatives and professionals, from both public and private sectors, for conferences, workshops and round tables, in 11 thematic sessions.

  • Extension of the Franco-Swiss agreement on teleworking for cross-border workers

    TERRITORIES

    Extension of the Franco-Swiss agreement on teleworking for cross-border workers

    July 2022

    The agreement between Switzerland and France on the taxation of cross-border workers has been extended until 31 October 2022.

  • Launch of the France-Switzerland Interreg programme

    TERRITORIES

    Launch of the France-Switzerland Interreg programme

    July 2022

    The Interreg France-Switzerland VI 2021-2027 programme was officially launched at an event in Arc-et-Senans (Doubs) on 9 June 2022.

  • University cooperation transcends borders

    EUROPE

    University cooperation transcends borders

    June 2022

    Focus on two border initiatives at the heart of the European project.

  • Meeting of the Franco-Geneva Regional Committee: a decision on cross-border teleworking is vital !

    TERRITORIES

    Meeting of the Franco-Geneva Regional Committee: a decision on cross-border teleworking is vital !

    June 2022

    On 12 May 2022, a meeting of Greater Geneva’s political body for cooperation, the Franco-Geneva Regional Committee, which brings together local elected representatives and decentralised authorities from both sides of the border, met in Geneva.

  • BORDERS FORUM: the programme, registration and letting the first speakers have their say

    BORDERS FORUM

    BORDERS FORUM: the programme, registration and letting the first speakers have their say

    March 2022

    Every month until June, the MOT is letting Borders Forum speakers have their say about a topic that will be at the heart of the discussions.

  • A Franco-Swiss declaration to strengthen cooperation in healthcare

    ETATS

    A Franco-Swiss declaration to strengthen cooperation in healthcare

    March 2022

    On the sidelines of the Franco-Swiss Dialogue that took place on 11 March 2022 in Belfort, a "Franco-Swiss declaration on bilateral cooperation in the area of healthcare" was signed between the two countries.

  • A "web" of cross-border innovation to observe and promote the economy of the Upper Rhine

    TERRITORIES

    A "web" of cross-border innovation to observe and promote the economy of the Upper Rhine

    February 2022

    A "web" is a new method for observing innovative sectors. It consists of a mode of visualisation of ecosystems through the representation of their players and the relationships that connect them, and is designed to be a "participatory and experimental tool".

  • Two urban planning agencies join the MOT network

    MOT

    Two urban planning agencies join the MOT network

    January 2022

    After the AGUR(1), AGAPE(2) and the Saint-Omer AUD(3), the MOT has the pleasure of welcoming two new urban planning agencies into its network: the Besançon Centre Franche-Comté Urban Planning Agency (AUDAB) and the Atlantic-Pyrenees Urban Planning Agency (AUDAP).

  • The MOT interviewed about the major issues concerning cross-border work

    MOT

    The MOT interviewed about the major issues concerning cross-border work

    January 2022

    As part of its special report on border exchanges, the Journal des Français à l'étranger has been investigating the difficulties faced by cross-border workers on a daily basis.

  • Bringing together cross-border territories in preparation for 2022!

    MOT

    Bringing together cross-border territories in preparation for 2022!

    December 2021

    This autumn, and for the second consecutive year, the MOT organised nine “territorial meetings”, so as to keep in close contact with the members of its network, and involve them in preparing its annual programme. Held successively in Besançon, Strasbourg, Lille, Annemasse, Charleville-Mézières, Nice, Urrugne, Perpignan and Metz, both virtually and in person, the meetings brought together close to 200 participants in total.

  • EWRC "Breathing without borders" : the MOT publishes three project factsheets

    MOT

    EWRC "Breathing without borders" : the MOT publishes three project factsheets

    November 2021

    Following on from the MOT’s workshop “Breathing without borders” held on 13 October during the EURegionsWeek, the MOT has published three project factsheets corresponding to the examples of good practices presented during the workshop.

  • Publication of the proceedings of the MOT's annual conference

    MOT

    Publication of the proceedings of the MOT's annual conference

    November 2021

    The four roundtables held during the MOT’s annual event on 21-22 September gave rise to rich discussions among the 200 participants present in Morteau and La Chaux-de-Fonds.

  • Health crisis: a tool to facilitate cross-border movements between France, Germany and Switzerland

    COVID-19

    Health crisis: a tool to facilitate cross-border movements between France, Germany and Switzerland

    November 2021

    At a time when the pandemic is on the rise again in Europe and health measures are being strengthened on both sides of the Rhine, the European Territorial Authority of Alsace and the Grand Est Region, in cooperation with the Centre Européen de la Consommation (European Centre for Consumer Protection) and the INFOBEST network, have made available a digital tool to aid with crossing borders.

  • In Morteau, the MOT network calls for greater recognition of "cross-border living areas"

    MOT

    In Morteau, the MOT network calls for greater recognition of "cross-border living areas"

    October 2021

    In the presence of Joël Giraud, Minister of State for Rural Affairs under the Minister for Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Government, more than a hundred participants from all of France’s borders gathered for the MOT’s general assembly on 21-22 September in Morteau and La Chaux-de-Fonds, at the invitation of the Doubs Urban Conurbation.

  • Editorial by Pierre Vaufrey, President of the Doubs Urban Conurbation and Deputy Mayor of Morteau

    TERRITORIES

    Editorial by Pierre Vaufrey, President of the Doubs Urban Conurbation and Deputy Mayor of Morteau

    September 2021

    "The Doubs Urban Conurbation was set up in 2006. Initially an informal collaboration, it led to the creation of a local grouping of cross-border cooperation, the only one in the Franco-Swiss Jura Arc running between the Basel Trinational Eurodistrict and Greater Geneva. Today the LGCC comprises the Val de Morteau group of municipalities and the towns of Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle.

  • The Doubs Urban Conurbation hosts the MOT’s annual event

    MOT

    The Doubs Urban Conurbation hosts the MOT’s annual event

    September 2021

    The MOT’s general assembly is taking place this year in Morteau and La Chaux-de-Fonds on 21-22 September, at the invitation of the Doubs Urban Conurbation, a member of its network. Joël Giraud, Minister of State under the Minister for Territorial Cohesion, in charge of Rurality (France) and former Vice-President of the MOT, will speak at the end of the first day.

  • The Doubs Urban Conurbation: "We need to develop local cross-border cooperation"

    TERRITORIES

    The Doubs Urban Conurbation: "We need to develop local cross-border cooperation"

    September 2021

    Seven years after its creation, the LGCC* of the Doubs Urban Conurbation (Agglomération Urbaine du Doubs – AUD) has shown its effectiveness in helping local elected representatives to get to know one another better, which has enabled them to set out joint projects while at the same time speaking with one voice on behalf of the binational territory.

  • Cross-border monitoring of the 3DS bill (France) by the MOT

    MOT

    Cross-border monitoring of the 3DS bill (France) by the MOT

    September 2021

    Following its adoption at its first reading in the Senate on 21 July 2021, the 3DS bill (standing for “differentiation, decentralisation, deconcentration and various measures to simplify local public action”) will be examined under a fast-track procedure in the Assemblée Nationale, in France, from the beginning of December. Taking on a number of the proposals put forward by the MOT, the senators adopted a series of amendments relating to cross-border issues.