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  • Launch of the "Boosting EU Border Regions" platform

    EUROPE

    Launch of the "Boosting EU Border Regions" platform

    February 2018

    The European Commission has launched its new online platform "Boosting EU border regions" dedicated to cross-border stakeholders. This new tool is part of the 10 measures proposed in the Commission Communication "Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions".

  • Cross-border relations at the heart of Franco-German diplomacy

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Cross-border relations at the heart of Franco-German diplomacy

    February 2018

    In reponse to Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel’s desire to sign a new Elysée Treaty in 2018, and on the occasion of its 55th anniversary, the German Bundestag and the French National Assembly, meeting in a joint session on 22 January, adopted a resolution inviting the two governments to renew this treaty in order to “deepen the Franco-German partnership” and “launch a new dynamic”.

  • 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).

  • Mission on the Haïti-Dominican Republic border

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    Mission on the Haïti-Dominican Republic border

    February 2018

    The situation of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is unique in the world: it is the only case in which the entire land area of two states is located on a single shared island. In 2016 and 2017, the MOT was commissioned to develop cross-border cooperation on this atypical border.

  • French-Swiss innovation fair in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

    TERRITORIES

    French-Swiss innovation fair in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

    February 2018

    The "Rencontres franco-suisses de l’économie et de l’innovation en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes", an ‘economy and innovation fair’, was held for the first time in Lyon on 15 January 2018.

  • The Basel tram network extended to Saint-Louis!

    TERRITORIES

    The Basel tram network extended to Saint-Louis!

    February 2018

    On 10 December 2017, the elected representatives of the Basel trinational conurbation had the pleasure of opening tram line 3 linking the centre of Basel-Stadt (CH) to the railway station of Saint-Louis (F). With this tram line it is now possible to travel from Saint-Louis station to Basel city centre in under 15 minutes.

  • 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.

  • Cross-border cooperation in Europe: beyond the scars of history

    PUBLICATION

    Cross-border cooperation in Europe: beyond the scars of history

    February 2018

    This special edition of RECERC, online publication of the Institut Franco-Catalan Transfrontalier, focuses on the historical aspects and the evolution of cross-border cooperation.

  • Public consultation on EU funds in the area of cohesion

    EUROPE

    Public consultation on EU funds in the area of cohesion

    January 2018

    In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget. This consultation (launched until March 2018) is an integral part of the process and its objective is to collect the views of all interested parties.

  • International conference in Ottawa

    MOT

    International conference in Ottawa

    February 2018

    The international research network “Borders in Globalization” (BIG) held its second international conference in Ottawa between 6 and 8 December 2017. The programme is an opportunity for dialogue between different regions of the world (Europe, North America, Africa) on the theme of border management.

  • Building cross-border territories: Europe for citizens

    MOT 20TH ANNIVERSARY

    Building cross-border territories: Europe for citizens

    December 2017

    On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, on 30 November and 1 December in Brussels the MOT organised a European conference on the topic “Building cross-border territories: Europe for citizens”, which brought together more than 230 participants: attendance figures reflecting the importance of the issues!

  • The MOT has published a new brochure: "Cross-border territories: Europe's laboratory"

    MOT 20TH ANNIVERSARY

    The MOT has published a new brochure: "Cross-border territories: Europe's laboratory"

    December 2017

    To mark the 20th anniversary of its creation, the MOT has produced a publication entitled "Cross-border territories: Europe's laboratory". It came out at the time of the MOT's European conference "Building cross-border territories: Europe acting for its citizens" which took place on 30 November and 1 December 2017 in Brussels.

  • The Cohesion Alliance

    EUROPE

    The Cohesion Alliance

    December 2017

    Set up thanks to cooperation between the European Committee of the Regions and the main associations of European cities and regions, the Cohesion Alliance (#CohesionAlliance) argues that account should be taken of the needs of European territories in the European Union's budget after 2020, through stronger and more effective cohesion policy for each of the EU's regions.

  • Cross-border employment dynamics in Europe and France

    PUBLICATION

    Cross-border employment dynamics in Europe and France

    December 2017

    The territorial observatory provides, in the form of factsheets, a set of analyses and an overview of the state of France's territories.

  • Seventh meeting of the parliamentary working group on cross-border cooperation

    EUROPE

    Seventh meeting of the parliamentary working group on cross-border cooperation

    December 2017

    On 29 November, Anne Sander MEP, hosted around a breakfast the seventh meeting of her parliamentary working group on cross-border cooperation.

  • Strasbourg's "Rendez-vous européens"

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    Strasbourg's "Rendez-vous européens"

    December 2017

    On 24 November, the MOT made a contribution during a workshop organised as part of Strasbourg's "Rendez-vous européens".

  • 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.

  • 13th Antilles-Guiana regional cooperation conference

    FRANCE

    13th Antilles-Guiana regional cooperation conference

    December 2017

    The 13th Antilles-Guiana regional cooperation conference took place in Pointe-à-Pitre on 15-17 November 2017.

  • 10th anniversary of the Cross-Border Jura Arc Forum

    FRANCE

    10th anniversary of the Cross-Border Jura Arc Forum

    November 2017

    The Cross-Border Jura Arc Forum celebrated the 10th anniversary of its creation on Saturday 21 October 2017 at the town hall of Le Russey in the Haut-Doubs Department.

  • Launch of the MOT's online forum

    MOT

    Launch of the MOT's online forum

    November 2017

    The MOT's Forum is up and running!

  • Establishment of the new Greater Geneva Conurbation Forum

    TERRITORIES

    Establishment of the new Greater Geneva Conurbation Forum

    November 2017

    A body for cross-border civil society dialogue launched in 2013 on the initiative of the Local Grouping of Cross-Border Cooperation (LGCC), the Greater Geneva Conurbation Forum has just started its second term.

  • A "Micro-projects" page on the MOT's website

    MOT

    A "Micro-projects" page on the MOT's website

    November 2017

    This summer, the MOT developed a page on its website entirely devoted to small-scale cross-border projects aimed at civil society.

  • Seventh report on economic, social and territorial cohesion

    PUBLICATION

    Seventh report on economic, social and territorial cohesion

    November 2017

    This report assesses the current state of economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union. Following the economic crisis, there are signs of a recovery in Europe, but regional disparities persist between Member States between regions within the same country.

  • President Emmanuel Macron's visit to French Guiana

    FRANCE

    President Emmanuel Macron's visit to French Guiana

    November 2017

    During his visit to French Guiana in October, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, stressed the importance of France's outermost regions.

  • 38th Conference of Urban-Planning Agencies: "Building a Europe of Places and Links"

    FRANCE

    38th Conference of Urban-Planning Agencies: "Building a Europe of Places and Links"

    November 2017

    The 38th Conference of Urban-Planning Agencies was held on 8-10 November in Strasbourg, with the theme "Building a Europe of Places and Links" ("Construire l'Europe des Lieux et des Liens").