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  • Conference in Paris on cross-border healthcare

    MOT

    Conference in Paris on cross-border healthcare

    January 2015

    On 10 December 2014, the conference entitled "What solutions for cross-border healthcare?" took place at the Assemblée Nationale in Paris. Organised by the Assemblée Nationale's "Border Regions and Workers" study group, with support from the MOT, this conference brought together cross-border healthcare experts and elected representatives from all of France's border areas.

  • A difficult year for Greater Geneva

    TERRITORIES

    A difficult year for Greater Geneva

    December 2014

    This year of 2014 has been a difficult one for "Greater Geneva".

  • Seminar on cross-border observation in Budapest

    MOT

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Haute-Savoie – a border department

    TERRITORIES

    Haute-Savoie – a border department

    May 2014

    With its international borders with Switzerland and Italy, the department of Haute-Savoie, which has been a member of the MOT since 2012, cooperates with the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais, as well as the Val d’Aoste autonomous region, in areas such as transport, territorial development, tourism, education, culture and sport.

  • The "Geneva Games" - an event that brings people together

    TERRITORIES

    The "Geneva Games" - an event that brings people together

    May 2014

    The Geneva Games were started in 1940 to enable Swiss sportsmen and -women to take part in international level competitions in spite of the war.

  • Studies for four French-Belgian and French-Swiss rail services

    TERRITORIES

    Studies for four French-Belgian and French-Swiss rail services

    May 2014

    Author: Markus Rieder, Ph.D. (public administration); February 2014, 418p, €65. Published in French.

  • A website for the Jura Arc Cross-Border Forum

    TERRITORIES

    A website for the Jura Arc Cross-Border Forum

    April 2014

    The Jura Arc Cross-Border Forum is an independent grassroots movement that was founded on 23 January 2007 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

  • New MOT publication on the legal framework for cross-border cooperation

    MOT

    New MOT publication on the legal framework for cross-border cooperation

    February 2014

    The MOT produced a guidebook entitled “The legal framework for cross-border cooperation. The legal instruments available to cross-border projects” which is aimed at helping cooperation practitioners to choose the legal form that is most appropriate for their needs. The document is available in six languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch.

  • Progress for the "Espace Mont Blanc"

    TERRITORIES

    Progress for the "Espace Mont Blanc"

    February 2014

    Implementation of a cross-border strategy for the future of the Mont Blanc mountain range took a step forward on 22 January 2014 with the signature of a statement of intent regarding the setting-up of a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation by the three vice-chairmen of the Mont Blanc Cross-Border Conference.

  • Switzerland calls into question the free movement of workers

    TERRITORIES

    Switzerland calls into question the free movement of workers

    February 2014

    By endorsing the UDC’s initiative “against mass immigration” on 8 February, the Swiss voted for the introduction of annual quotas for workers, whether from across the border or people that have been granted asylum, thus going against the recommendations of the Federal Council.

  • Cross-border study on the Jura Arc

    TERRITORIES

    Cross-border study on the Jura Arc

    December 2013

    In 2013, the MOT conducted a large-scale study aimed at defining the priority areas for the development of the French-Swiss Jura Arc. This cross-border territory encompasses the Franche-Comté Region and the Swiss cantons of Bern, the Jura, Neuchâtel and Vaud.

  • Two questions to the Groupement transfrontalier européen on French-Swiss cross-border work

    TERRITORIES

    Two questions to the Groupement transfrontalier européen on French-Swiss cross-border work

    December 2013

    Michel Charrat, Chairman of the Groupement transfrontalier européen (GTE, European Cross-Border Grouping), an association that defends the rights of cross-border workers along the French-Swiss border, replies to our questions.

  • Five seminars on cross-border operational arrangements

    MOT

    Five seminars on cross-border operational arrangements

    November 2013

    The MOT organized five information seminars in September and October 2013 on operational arrangements for cross-border projects on French borders. Each seminar covered one or two of the French borders. Consult the documentation.

  • A new cross-border map produced by the MOT!

    MOT

    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 a "methodological guidebook"

    MOT

    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.