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  • Cross-border observation: the Observ'Alp project continues in Marseille

    TERRITORIES

    Cross-border observation: the Observ'Alp project continues in Marseille

    April 2024

    On April 11th and 12th, 2024, the partners of Observ'Alp, a project financed by the Interreg ALCOTRA program, met in Marseille to continue their work on cross-border observation (France-Italy-Monaco) and take part in the second meeting of the Steering Committee (COPIL) and the Collective Intelligence Committee (CIC).

  • Franco-Italian links

    TERRITORIES

    Franco-Italian links

    April 2024

  • Health: what cross-border cooperation objectives for border regions?

    FRANCE

    Health: what cross-border cooperation objectives for border regions?

    March 2024

    Law 2016-41 of 26 January 2016 on the modernisation of France's healthcare system introduced a new "Regional Health Project" (PRS), maintained in principle, with three new components: a 10-year Strategic Orientation Framework (COS), a single 5-year Regional Health Scheme (SRS) and a Regional Programme on Access to Prevention and Care for the Most Deprived (PRAPS).

  • The Southern Alps Cross-border Alliance

    TERRITORIES

    The Southern Alps Cross-border Alliance

    March 2024

    A "Southern Alps Cross-border Alliance" was launched on February 8th 2024 in Imperia in the presence of Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur and Deputy President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, and Claudio Scajola, Mayor of Imperia and President of the Province of Imperia.

  • Towards a Corsican-Sardinian cross-border reserve recognised by UNESCO?

    TERRITORIES

    Towards a Corsican-Sardinian cross-border reserve recognised by UNESCO?

    March 2024

    The Corsican Territorial Authority (Collectivité de Corse) and the Autonomous Region of Sardinia have launched a fundamental process of cooperation to ensure joint management of environmental issues in the Bucchi di Bunifaziu area.

  • New MOT focus on maritime cooperation

    MOT

    New MOT focus on maritime cooperation

    February 2024

    From the English Channel to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, cooperation in sea basins was at the heart of discussions at the conference on Regional Cooperation in Maritime Areas (ReCMA), organised in September by the University of Lille, the TVES laboratory and the MOT. To report on this work, the MOT is publishing a "Focus" on this theme at the heart of European integration.

  • "Cross-border living areas" experiment: initial courses of action developed with local players

    MOT

    "Cross-border living areas" experiment: initial courses of action developed with local players

    January 2024

    For almost a year, the MOT, supported by sixteen partners, has been conducting a "cross-border living areas" experiment on five pilot sites on the French borders: PAMINA Eurodistrict (French-German border), the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis (French-Belgian border), Nord Lorrain - Luxembourg (French-Luxembourg border), Southern Alps - Riviera (French-Italian-Monegasque border) and Franco-Vaud-Geneva conurbation (French-Swiss border)

  • Interview with Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice-Côte d'Azur Metropolis

    TERRITORIES

    Interview with Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice-Côte d'Azur Metropolis

    December 2023

    Following the launch of the Franco-Italian Border Cooperation Committee, and more recently of the "Observ'Alp" project, which brings together numerous partners between France, Italy and Monaco, Christian Estrosi answers our questions on the major cross-border challenges facing the Metropolis with its border neighbors.

  • Kick-off of the Observ'Alp project: towards the first cross-border observation system between France, Italy and Monaco?

    MOT

    Kick-off of the Observ'Alp project: towards the first cross-border observation system between France, Italy and Monaco?

    December 2023

    On December 4th and 5th, 2023, the partners of Observ'Alp, a project selected as part of the Interreg ALCOTRA program, met in Nice to discuss their work which will unfold over the next two years.

  • An inspiring project to collectively imagine the Mediterranean Alps

    TERRITORIES

    An inspiring project to collectively imagine the Mediterranean Alps

    December 2023

    The "PITER ALPIMED" is a cross-border cooperation strategy funded under the Interreg Alcotra program that ran between 2018 and 2022 in the mountain area between the provinces of Cuneo, Imperia and the Alpes-Maritimes department.

  • A "local" EGTC for the Italian-French Riviera

    TERRITORIES

    A "local" EGTC for the Italian-French Riviera

    December 2023

    The cooperation dynamic launched at the beginning of the year by the French Riviera Conurbation Community (Communauté d'Agglomération de la Riviera Française - CARF) and the City of Sanremo is continuing today, with the aim of setting up an EGTC by the end of 2024.

  • "Les Salt Roads": promoting a shared Franco-Italian history

    TERRITORIES

    "Les Salt Roads": promoting a shared Franco-Italian history

    December 2023

    Promoting the history of the salt roads has been a theme of interest to many local players and elected representatives in the cross-border area for many years.

  • ALCOTraité: a new project to support the French-Italian CCF

    MOT

    ALCOTraité: a new project to support the French-Italian CCF

    November 2023

    Just a few hours before the first meeting of the Quirinal Cross-Border Cooperation Committee (CCF), the Piedmont Region hosted the launch of the "ALCOTraité" Interreg project, which brings together the MOT and the five regions of the Franco-Italian "Alpine" cooperation area.

  • Kick-off for the Cross-Border Cooperation Committee between France and Italy

    ETATS

    Kick-off for the Cross-Border Cooperation Committee between France and Italy

    November 2023

    On October 31st, 2023, the Piedmontese capital hosted the inaugural meeting of the new Cross-Border Cooperation Committee (CCF), a result of the Quirinal Treaty signed two years ago between France and Italy.

  • A macro-region for the Mediterranean: Coming soon?

    TERRITORIES

    A macro-region for the Mediterranean: Coming soon?

    October 2023

    At the "Mediterranean of the Future" event held in Marseille on September 22 th, 2023, Renaud Muselier, President of the South Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, announced plans for a Mediterranean-wide macro-region.

  • Towards the definition of a French-Italian-Monegasque living area?

    TERRITORIES

    Towards the definition of a French-Italian-Monegasque living area?

    July 2023

    On June 19th and 20th, 2023, the first symposium on Italo-French cross-border cooperation was held in Menton, organised by researchers from the CNR-ISSIRFA and the CERDAFF-DITER. It brought together a large number of academics, technicians, and politicians to discuss the challenges of Italo-French cross-border cooperation.

  • Development of cooperation between the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Area and the Province of Imperia

    TERRITORIES

    Development of cooperation between the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Area and the Province of Imperia

    June 2023

    A meeting between Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice and president of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Area, and Claudio Scajola, mayor of Imperia and president of the Province of Imperia, on the 19th of May in Nice, provided an opportunity to present a cross-border coastal development programme between the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Area and the Province of Imperia, and another programme focusing on the mountains between the Vésubie and Tinée valleys and the neighbouring valleys of the Provinces of Imperia and Cuneo.

  • "Experimenting with cross-border living areas", an ambitious project of the MOT network

    MOT

    "Experimenting with cross-border living areas", an ambitious project of the MOT network

    April 2023

    The MOT, supported by sixteen partners of its network, initiated a "cross-border living areas experiment" at the end of 2022.

  • Summit meeting for the High Valleys Conference (CHAV)

    TERRITORIES

    Summit meeting for the High Valleys Conference (CHAV)

    April 2023

    The representatives of the Hautes Vallées (High Valleys) territory (Maurienne, Grand Briançonnais, Pinerolese, Val di Susa e Sangone) met on March 28th at the Valfréjus mountain resort, just a few hundred metres from the French-Italian border.

  • Terres Monviso, a forward-looking cooperation

    TERRITORIES

    Terres Monviso, a forward-looking cooperation

    March 2023

    On March 9th, the MOT took part in the final seminar of the Integrated Territorial Plan (PITer) "Terres Monviso", which was held in Guillestre (Hautes-Alpes), near the French-Italian border.

  • Decarbonizing cross-border mobility, a real challenge!

    MOT

    Decarbonizing cross-border mobility, a real challenge!

    March 2023

    On Friday, March 17th, 2023 the 3rd meeting of the MOT working group "Cross-border ecological transition" was held on the theme of decarbonizing cross-border mobility. The exchanges were organized in two parts.

  • Three questions for Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis following the publication of her report on regions with geographic and demographic handicaps

    EUROPE

    Three questions for Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis following the publication of her report on regions with geographic and demographic handicaps

    February 2023

    Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, President of the Corsican Assembly and member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), answers our questions following the publication of her report to the CoR on regions with "geographic and demographic handicaps". What about border areas?

  • Towards an active Franco-Italian citizenship with the "DAC" project

    TERRITORIES

    Towards an active Franco-Italian citizenship with the "DAC" project

    February 2023

    Supported financially by the Interreg ALCOTRA programme, the "Developing Active Citizenship" (DAC) project aims to raise citizens' awareness of the challenges of the Green Pact for Europe.

  • The Mont Blanc Observatory's report on climate change is now available!

    TERRITORIES

    The Mont Blanc Observatory's report on climate change is now available!

    February 2023

    Mountain areas are particularly exposed to climate change: the mutations of ecosystems and their consequences on human activities develop more quickly and have stronger impacts than in plains.

  • "Small Towns of Tomorrow" goes beyond borders

    MOT

    "Small Towns of Tomorrow" goes beyond borders

    December 2022

    The MOT provides tailored support to several territories to facilitate the emergence of projects and links with national and European partners as part of the "Small Towns of Tomorrow" programme of the Agence Nationale de la Cohésion des Territoires (the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion).