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  • With the Strasbourg Appeal: civil society speaks out in favor of cross-border living areas

    EUROPE

    With the Strasbourg Appeal: civil society speaks out in favor of cross-border living areas

    May 2024

    On April 23rd, 2024, CESER Grand Est brought together cross-border civil society at a meeting devoted to cross-border living areas. The role of civil society in European policies was debated. Solutions proposed included the creation of a “legal base” to facilitate cross-border cooperation in healthcare, and the simplification of administrative procedures.

  • Strasbourg 2024 European Mobility Days: MOT partner of the event

    TERRITORIES

    Strasbourg 2024 European Mobility Days: MOT partner of the event

    May 2024

    "At a time of ecological and financial crisis, territories must support the development of ambitious public policies to decarbonize mobility, despite insufficient financial capacity to meet demand that is complex and costly to satisfy. How, then, can supply and demand for mobility be reconciled?"

  • Did you say "cross-border living areas"?

    MOT

    Did you say "cross-border living areas"?

    May 2024

    For over a year, the MOT has been conducting an experiment on “cross-border living areas”, supported by seventeen partners in five pilot sites. You can now consult the final report and download our infographic of the study's key takeaways. Don't forget to register for our webinar on June 5th!

  • CoR conference in Croatia: a vision for the future of cooperation!

    EUROPE

    CoR conference in Croatia: a vision for the future of cooperation!

    May 2024

    To influence the debate on the future of EU policies after 2027, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) organized a conference on May 14th in Croatia, in cooperation with the INTERACT program, to draw the attention of decision-makers to the new challenges facing regions and cities, and to discuss the role of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) in helping to meet these challenges.

  • Franco-Italian conference "The cross-border living area"

    TERRITORIES

    Franco-Italian conference "The cross-border living area"

    May 2024

    A conference entitled “The cross-border living area: a laboratory for European integration between Italy and France” was held in Rome on April 18th, 2024. It brought together researchers, elected representatives and technicians from French and Italian border territories, both land and sea, as well as national administrations. The day of reflection was jointly organized by CERDACFF (DITER), Université Nice Côte d'Azur, and CNR/ ISSIRFA.

  • Enrico Letta presents his report on the Single European Market

    EUROPE

    Enrico Letta presents his report on the Single European Market

    May 2024

    Launched three decades ago, the Single European Market is one of the fundamental pillars of European integration. With this in mind, the European Council commissioned Enrico Letta, former head of the Italian government and current president of the Institut Jacques Delors, to draw up an independent high-level report on the future of the Single Market.

  • Towards the adoption of a regulation to remove cross-border obstacles? An update

    EUROPE

    Towards the adoption of a regulation to remove cross-border obstacles? An update

    May 2024

    The first proposal for a regulation on the European Cross-Border Mechanism ("ECBM"), now renamed "FCBS" ("Facilitating Cross-Border Solutions") dates back to 2018.

  • A new integrated territorial strategy for one of the five POCTEFA functional areas

    TERRITORIES

    A new integrated territorial strategy for one of the five POCTEFA functional areas

    May 2024

    A new feature of the Interreg POCTEFA 2021-2027 program, the Functional Areas allow us to work on smaller perimeters.

  • Cross-border projects for the future of the Franco-Belgian border

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    Cross-border projects for the future of the Franco-Belgian border

    May 2024

    Discover our project sheets published to coincide with the MOT General Assembly in Dunkirk on June 27th and 28th!

  • A successful cross-border citizens' dialogue at Callicanes

    TERRITORIES

    A successful cross-border citizens' dialogue at Callicanes

    May 2024

    The European elections in June 2024 place cross-border territories and the challenges of “everyday Europe” at the heart of the debate. To mark the occasion, the MOT has launched a dialogue with border citizens, focusing on local, cross-border and European issues. And the West-Vlaanderen - Flanders-Dunkerque-Côte d'Opale EGTC has responded by organizing a citizens' dialogue on its territory:

  • First 2024 session of the Franco-German Cross-Border Cooperation Committee (CCT)

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    First 2024 session of the Franco-German Cross-Border Cooperation Committee (CCT)

    May 2024

    On April 16th, 2024, a session of the CCT was held in Strasbourg (Hôtel préfectoral), chaired by Florian Hassler, State Secretary for Political Coordination and Europe of Baden-Württemberg, and Josiane Chevalier, Prefect of the Grand Est region. To mark the 5th anniversary of the Treaty of Aachen, the French Ambassador to Germany, François Delattre, attended the proceedings.

  • Research seminar on bilateral treaties: “Resilience and cross-border asymmetry”

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Research seminar on bilateral treaties: “Resilience and cross-border asymmetry”

    May 2024

    On April 11th, 2024, in Strasbourg, a seminar on cross-border governance was organized by the University of Strasbourg and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. A round-table discussion on the three bilateral treaties (Aachen, Quirinal, Barcelona), attended by the ambassadors in charge of borders in France, Italy and Spain and the German Consul General in Strasbourg, was co-hosted by the Euro-institut and the MOT.

  • Cross-border exchange of public service data facilitated throughout the EU

    EUROPE

    Cross-border exchange of public service data facilitated throughout the EU

    May 2024

    Operational since April 11th, the Regulation for an interoperable Europe aims to establish a new framework for cooperation between public administrations, in order to strengthen the exchange and management of data between member countries.

  • An ITEM report on the European elections and border regions

    EUROPE

    An ITEM report on the European elections and border regions

    May 2024

    In the run-up to the elections, ITEM (Netherlands) analyzed the European manifestos of the various political groups in the European Parliament.

  • Government departments ask the MOT about Franco-Luxembourg cooperation

    MOT

    Government departments ask the MOT about Franco-Luxembourg cooperation

    May 2024

    A Franco-Luxembourg Intergovernmental Commission is due to be held between now and the end of 2024. As part of the preparations, the MOT was consulted twice by French government departments.

  • 3rd "B-solutions" compendium now available

    EUROPE

    3rd "B-solutions" compendium now available

    May 2024

    As part of the “B-solutions” initiative supported by DG REGIO, AEBR has published a new compendium presenting analyses of 41 legal and administrative obstacles identified along European borders and their solutions, over the period 2022-2023.

  • Joël Giraud's report: "Tomorrow's mountains will be cross-border"

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Joël Giraud's report: "Tomorrow's mountains will be cross-border"

    May 2024

    The report entitled "Les nouveaux enjeux de développement des territoires de montagne : Pour une montagne vivante en 2030" ("New development challenges for mountain regions: For a living mountain in 2030") by Joël Giraud, Member of Parliament for the Hautes-Alpes, has just been published.

  • "Abandoned", the border strip dreams of Luxembourg's tax windfall

    TERRITORIES

    "Abandoned", the border strip dreams of Luxembourg's tax windfall

    April 2024

    "French border municipalities are demanding a tax "contribution" from the neighbouring Grand Duchy. The demand was made on March 8th by a group of elected representatives."

  • The Oyapock River Council, a consultative body for local cooperation between French Guiana and the Brazilian state of Amapá

    TERRITORIES

    The Oyapock River Council, a consultative body for local cooperation between French Guiana and the Brazilian state of Amapá

    April 2024

    Created by a declaration of intent signed on December 14th, 2012, between France and Brazil, the Oyapock River Council (CDF) is a joint consultative body that brings together institutional and civil society stakeholders from the Oyapock basin, the river that forms the binational border between French Guiana and the Brazilian state of Amapá, twice a year.

  • Revamping  the association's project: a new turning point for the MOT looking towards 2030

    MOT

    Revamping the association's project: a new turning point for the MOT looking towards 2030

    April 2024

    On March 26th, 2024, at the Hub of the Banque des Territoires, the MOT brought together its entire team and the members of its Technical Committee for a one-day seminar: an important opportunity for exchange and collective brainstorming in the context of its Associative Project - Horizon 2030. It was an opportunity to formulate a number of operational proposals that will feed into the Project. This will be unveiled at the General Meeting on the 27th and 28th of June in Dunkirk, at the same time as the "roadmap for the partnership between the State and the MOT for the period 2024-2027" promised in 2023 by Minister Dominique Faure.

  • A neighborhood grows beyond borders

    TERRITORIES

    A neighborhood grows beyond borders

    April 2024

    A first-of-its-kind partnership in Europe, "3Land" imagines the shared future of a cross-border district on the Dreiländereck, on the French-German-Swiss border. Discover our new project sheet!

  • MOT at the Cohesion Forum: how can cross-border issues be taken into account in the Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion of the EU?

    EUROPE

    MOT at the Cohesion Forum: how can cross-border issues be taken into account in the Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion of the EU?

    April 2024

    The MOT was in Brussels on April 11th and 12th for the “Cohesion Forum” organized by the European Commission. What place for European Territorial Cooperation in future cohesion policy? How can the specific characteristics of cross-border territories be taken into account?

  • 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).

  • Metropolitan RER: prospects and challenges for border territories!

    MOT

    Metropolitan RER: prospects and challenges for border territories!

    April 2024

    On April 10th, 2024, the MOT working group on ecological transition held its 6th meeting, organized in partnership with "Objectif RER Métropolitains". It was an opportunity to put exchange with seven speakers who shared their experiences and expertise, and to generate strong interest with over 70 participants.

  • The Belgian Presidency wants to make rail transport "the backbone of European mobility"

    EUROPE

    The Belgian Presidency wants to make rail transport "the backbone of European mobility"

    April 2024

    At the initiative of the Belgian Presidency, a "Brussels Declaration" was adopted by European transport ministers to outline the future of European mobility.