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  • The MOT publishes a map and a poster of cross-border territories

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    The MOT publishes a map and a poster of cross-border territories

    May 2018

    To mark its 20th anniversary, the MOT produced a map of European cross-border territories. Now, on the occasion of its 21st General Assembly, it is publishing – and has had printed in the form of a large poster – a map showing the cross-border territories along France's borders.

  • "Reinventing Franco-Walloon cross-border public action"

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    "Reinventing Franco-Walloon cross-border public action"

    May 2018

    The MOT contributed to this publication* produced by the Institut Destrée et Acadie, following a series of Franco-Walloon cross-border seminars entitled "Territoires en trans– : mythologies, réalités et dispositifs" ("Trans- territories: mythologies, realities and mechanisms"). This document (available in French only) provides an in-depth analysis of cooperation between France and Wallonia.

  • The cross-border dimension at the heart of the Grand Est Region's "SRADDET" Plan

    TERRITORIES

    The cross-border dimension at the heart of the Grand Est Region's "SRADDET" Plan

    May 2018

    The new French regions have to draw up a "Schéma régional d’aménagement, de développement durable et d’égalité des territoires" (SRADDET – Regional Spatial Planning, Sustainable Development and Territorial Equality Plan). In order to set out a unifying political project for its territory, the Grand Est Region has chosen to place the cross-border dimension at the heart of its actions and to involve its cross-border partners in drawing it up.

  • Launch of the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis's "Parc Bleu"

    TERRITORIES

    Launch of the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis's "Parc Bleu"

    April 2018

    More than 100 people – elected representatives, technicians and civil society players – took part in the event on 22 March to launch the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis's "Parc Bleu".

  • "MMUST" to facilitate mobility within the Greater Region

    TERRITORIES

    "MMUST" to facilitate mobility within the Greater Region

    March 2018

    The MMUST project (Multimodal model and scenarios for cross-border mobility) has just been approved by the Greater Region Interreg VA programme. It is an ambitious project that aims to simulate cross-border movements between France, Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium.

  • The Saar-Lor-Lux Greater Region: towards cross-border supra-regionalisation?

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    The Saar-Lor-Lux Greater Region: towards cross-border supra-regionalisation?

    March 2018

    "Beyond the speeches and symbols, what meaning can the concept of a cross-border region have? By defining the region as an identity-based, territorial and institutional construction that endures over time, this work identifies and interrogates the specificities of this process in the cross-border setting. The issues are explored using the emblematic example of the Greater Region, which launched a long-term strategy in 2008 involving Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Wallonia."

  • Greater Region: "UniGR", a European centre of skills and resources

    TERRITORIES

    Greater Region: "UniGR", a European centre of skills and resources

    March 2018

    As part of the "UniGR - Centre for Border Studies" project, the six member universities (Kaiserslautern, Liège, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Saarland and Trier) of the University of the Greater Region (UniGR) are going to set up a "European centre of skills and resources in border studies" with international visibility.

  • What place for the cross-border citizen in building Europe?

    TERRITORIES

    What place for the cross-border citizen in building Europe?

    February 2018

    Two workshops and a study trip with local stakeholders were organised around this topic in the territories of SaarMoselle and Flanders-Dunkirk-Côte d’Opale, as part of the work of IHEDATE (Higher Education Institute for European Development and Planning - Institut des hautes études de développement et d'aménagement des territoires en Europe).

  • Grand Est region: study on cross-border obstacles

    TERRITORIES

    Grand Est region: study on cross-border obstacles

    February 2018

    The Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Ceser) of the Grand Est region has published a study looking at the reduction of cross-border obstacles in the Grand Est region.

  • The "Temporelles" Congress 2017 : It's time to go beyond our borders!

    TERRITORIES

    The "Temporelles" Congress 2017 : It's time to go beyond our borders!

    December 2017

    On 16 November, the MOT took part in the 2017 edition of the "Temporelles" organised by Tempo Territorial and the Lille European Metropolis.

  • Cross-border cooperation in the field of health

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    Cross-border cooperation in the field of health

    October 2017

    This publication, to which the MOT has contributed, notably by producing the maps, aims to take stock of cross-border cooperation in the field of health and the evolution of Europe’s role in the healthcare sector in global terms, by focussing on 7 experiences in Europe and by looking closely at the French-Belgian situation.

  • "Alzette Belval, towards a cross-border smartcity?"
  • 2017 project files

    MOT

    2017 project files

    September 2017

    Every year, the MOT publishes a dossier highlighting exemplary cross-border projects along French borders.

  • Final report on the updating process of the work of the Franco-Belgian parliamentary working group on obstacles to cooperation

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    Final report on the updating process of the work of the Franco-Belgian parliamentary working group on obstacles to cooperation

    June 2017

    This report was drawn up within the framework of the strengthening and deepening of Franco-Belgian cooperation initiated by the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Prefecture.

  • "Mission on Governance in North Lorraine" report

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    "Mission on Governance in North Lorraine" report

    May 2017

    This report, submitted by the General Commission for Territorial Equality (CGET) to the Prime Minister, recommends the creation of a pôle métropolitain encompassing more than 300,000 inhabitants on the border with Belgium and Luxembourg. This would enable North Lorraine to take advantage of its geographical position and of the great attractiveness of its immediate neighbours.

  • The new members

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    The new members

    March 2017

    The annual meeting of the network on 15 March in Belval gave the MOT's new members the opportunity to speak, and these new members were presented to all of the participants.

  • The ALARM Project: “For security without borders”

    TERRITORIES

    The ALARM Project: “For security without borders”

    February 2017

    “A shared region and shared risks must not be faced with obstacles to the carrying out of missions by emergency services in emergency situations.”

  • Kussbus – an innovative transport service aimed at cross-border workers in the Greater Region

    TERRITORIES

    Kussbus – an innovative transport service aimed at cross-border workers in the Greater Region

    January 2017

    Kussbus is a Luxembourg start-up which has just launched an innovative home-work shuttle service in the Luxembourg-France-Belgium-Germany border territory.

  • A parliamentary report addresses the issue of French disabled people in Belgium

    FRANCE

    A parliamentary report addresses the issue of French disabled people in Belgium

    January 2017

    A report by the Senate released on 14 December 2016 sets out proposals to improve the care given to French disabled people in Belgian institutions.

  • Study on the Greater Region's territorial development plan

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    Study on the Greater Region's territorial development plan

    December 2016

    At the request of Luxembourg's Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, acting on behalf of the different bodies of the Greater Region's Summit, a consortium led by the North Lorraine urban planning agency (AGAPE) in collaboration with the MOT, the urban planning agencies of Metz (AGURAM) and Nancy (ADUAN), and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, carried out an assignment to assist with the drawing-up of the Greater Region's territorial development plan.

  • Editorial from Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (France)

    FRANCE

    Editorial from Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (France)

    November 2016

    After several decades of innovative projects undertaken between neighbouring countries, cross-border territories have become shared living spaces, and places for discovering a “European citizenship” experienced in daily life.

  • The White Paper "Diplomacy and Territories" of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "A genuine strategy for cross-border cooperation"

    FRANCE

    The White Paper "Diplomacy and Territories" of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "A genuine strategy for cross-border cooperation"

    November 2016

    The members of the CNCD (National Commission for Decentralized Cooperation) approved on 23 November 2016 a White Paper entitled “Diplomatie et territoires" (Diplomacy and Territories) proposed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

  • Seminar: "The Grand Est region and its neighbours"

    TERRITORIES

    Seminar: "The Grand Est region and its neighbours"

    November 2016

    Close to 300 people gathered in Strasbourg for a major seminar on the cross-border relations of the new “Grand Est” region of France.

  • "Skills Without Borders"project launch

    TERRITORIES

    "Skills Without Borders"project launch

    November 2016

    The project “Compétences sans Frontières” (Skills without Borders) was launched on 1 October 2016. Its goal is to contribute to reducing the imbalance of supply and demand in the job market of the France-Wallonia-Flanders cross-border region.

  • "Grand Est : L'Europe entre voisins"

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    "Grand Est : L'Europe entre voisins"

    October 2016

    Published by Correspondances Lorraines. Author: Pascale Braun. October 2016. Retail price: €20. Title in English: "The Greater East Region: Europe among Neighbours"