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  • New – with #lundicarto, every Monday the MOT presents a cross-border map

    MOT

    New – with #lundicarto, every Monday the MOT presents a cross-border map

    November 2021

    Starting from this November, every Monday the MOT is publishing on social media a map illustrating the reality of flows and cooperation in cross-border living areas.

  • Towards a cross-border circular economy?

    MOT

    Towards a cross-border circular economy?

    November 2021

    On 18 November, the PAMINA Eurodistrict, in partnership with the MOT, held a seminar on the circular economy in the cross-border setting.

  • EWRC "Breathing without borders" : the MOT publishes three project factsheets

    MOT

    EWRC "Breathing without borders" : the MOT publishes three project factsheets

    November 2021

    Following on from the MOT’s workshop “Breathing without borders” held on 13 October during the EURegionsWeek, the MOT has published three project factsheets corresponding to the examples of good practices presented during the workshop.

  • Publication of the proceedings of the MOT's annual conference

    MOT

    Publication of the proceedings of the MOT's annual conference

    November 2021

    The four roundtables held during the MOT’s annual event on 21-22 September gave rise to rich discussions among the 200 participants present in Morteau and La Chaux-de-Fonds.

  • Conference on the Future of Europe: the MOT’s proposals to promote cross-border issues

    EUROPE

    Conference on the Future of Europe: the MOT’s proposals to promote cross-border issues

    November 2021

    The Conference on the Future of Europe, launched on 9 May 2021, is an unprecedented exercise in participatory democracy open to all the citizens of the 27 Member States. An interactive and multilingual digital platform enables everyone to take part in the discussions, express ideas and organise events.

  • Health crisis: a tool to facilitate cross-border movements between France, Germany and Switzerland

    COVID-19

    Health crisis: a tool to facilitate cross-border movements between France, Germany and Switzerland

    November 2021

    At a time when the pandemic is on the rise again in Europe and health measures are being strengthened on both sides of the Rhine, the European Territorial Authority of Alsace and the Grand Est Region, in cooperation with the Centre Européen de la Consommation (European Centre for Consumer Protection) and the INFOBEST network, have made available a digital tool to aid with crossing borders.

  • Proceedings of the seminar on cross-border rail links: towards better mobility in cross-border living areas

    MOT

    Proceedings of the seminar on cross-border rail links: towards better mobility in cross-border living areas

    November 2021

    The conference on cross-border rail links organised in June 2021 by the MOT and the PAMINA Eurodistrict, with the support of the Committee of the Regions, brought together nearly 200 participants.

  • A ESPON Policy Brief demonstrates the relevance of a "pan-European" approach to cross-border observation

    EUROPE

    A ESPON Policy Brief demonstrates the relevance of a "pan-European" approach to cross-border observation

    November 2021

    The policy brief "Cross-border monitoring and observation in Europe" explores the main takeaways from research studies done at EU level, compiling the most relevant EU documents, and aims to support the upscaling of good practices for cross-border monitoring and observation to pan-European level.

  • Small border towns: the MOT is involved alongside the ANCT

    FRANCE

    Small border towns: the MOT is involved alongside the ANCT

    November 2021

    As an “action partner”, the MOT is playing an active role in the “Small Towns of Tomorrow” programme being led by the ANCT (Agence Nationale de la Cohésion des Territoires – National Agency for Territorial Cohesion). On 25 October, it took part in the programme’s national conference, aimed at the 1600 participating towns. Bringing together no fewer than 600 participants, it provided an opportunity for numerous political and technical discussions between all of the stakeholders.

  • A new strategy for the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Euskadi Navarra Euroregion

    TERRITORIES

    A new strategy for the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Euskadi Navarra Euroregion

    November 2021

    On the 10th anniversary of its creation on 27 October, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Euskadi Navarra Euroregion presented its new strategic plan.

  • Franco-Luxembourg ICG: progress notably in the areas of transport and teleworking

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Franco-Luxembourg ICG: progress notably in the areas of transport and teleworking

    November 2021

    Following the sixth Franco-Luxembourg Intergovernmental Commission (ICG) that took place on 19 October in Belval in the presence of the Minister of State Clément Beaune, agreements between the two countries were reached notably with respect to transport and teleworking.

  • EURegionsWeek – "Breathing without borders": the MOT’s workshop

    MOT

    EURegionsWeek – "Breathing without borders": the MOT’s workshop

    October 2021

    At a time when environmental health is a growing concern for citizens and the Commission is launching its ambitious “Zero-pollution action plan” within the framework of the European Green Deal, the MOT and its network decided to organise a workshop entitled “Breathing without borders: challenges in improving air quality in cross-border regions” during the European Week of Cities and Regions.

  • Two Franco-German "Planspiele" devoted to border regions

    TERRITORIES

    Two Franco-German "Planspiele" devoted to border regions

    October 2021

    Concrete expressions of the Aachen Treaty, two MORO* pilot projects on the Franco-German border aim to strengthen the cross-border dimension of territorial development practices, using an innovative method that has been widely tried out in Germany – the "Planspiel"**:

  • AEBR, MOT and CESCI sign the "Strasbourg Declaration"

    EUROPE

    AEBR, MOT and CESCI sign the "Strasbourg Declaration"

    October 2021

    "Maintaining cross-border cooperation at the heart of the European project" is the ambition of the "Strasbourg Declaration", signed on 7 October 2021, in Strasbourg, by the three founding partners of the European Cross-Border Citizens' Alliance.

  • Publication of a Franco-German manifesto

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    Publication of a Franco-German manifesto

    October 2021

    At the research seminar "The model of the Franco-German border – Reconciliation, cooperation, integration", organised by the Jean Monnet FRONTEM network, a "Manifesto on the future of cross-border cooperation in Europe", addressed to France’s presidency of the EU, and to the Conference on the Future of Europe, was published.

  • In France, the cross-border dimension in the Conseil d'Etat’s proposals to improve the use of the "state of emergency"

    FRANCE

    In France, the cross-border dimension in the Conseil d'Etat’s proposals to improve the use of the "state of emergency"

    October 2021

    The use of the state of emergency in three of the past six years has led the Conseil d'Etat, in the context of its 2021 annual study, to analyse the lessons learned from this exceptional measure. It is proposing to establish principles of use with 15 proposals for improvement.

  • EGTCs meet in Innsbruck

    EUROPE

    EGTCs meet in Innsbruck

    October 2021

    You’re part of it! It was under this motto that the 11th EGTC Platform meeting opened on 30 September, hosted by the Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino Euroregion (Austrian-Italian border), on the occasion of its 10th birthday.

  • Editorial by Christian Dupessey, Mayor of Annemasse, President of the Metropolitan Pole of the French Genevois, re-elected the MOT’s President

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    Editorial by Christian Dupessey, Mayor of Annemasse, President of the Metropolitan Pole of the French Genevois, re-elected the MOT’s President

    October 2021

    "It is a great honour for me to be re-elected President of the MOT, and to be able to continue to champion with you the cross-border and European cause. Over the past year, I have appreciated the value of our association, its network and its technical team.

  • In Morteau, the MOT network calls for greater recognition of "cross-border living areas"

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    In Morteau, the MOT network calls for greater recognition of "cross-border living areas"

    October 2021

    In the presence of Joël Giraud, Minister of State for Rural Affairs under the Minister for Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Government, more than a hundred participants from all of France’s borders gathered for the MOT’s general assembly on 21-22 September in Morteau and La Chaux-de-Fonds, at the invitation of the Doubs Urban Conurbation.

  • Development of healthcare cooperation in the Greater Region

    TERRITORIES

    Development of healthcare cooperation in the Greater Region

    October 2021

    On 31 August 2021, the Belgian and Luxembourg Ministers of Health signed a declaration of intent with a view to negotiating a framework agreement on cross-border healthcare cooperation between the two countries.

  • The MOT took part in the fifth European conference on participation

    MOT

    The MOT took part in the fifth European conference on participation

    October 2021

    The European conference on participation, organised by the "Décider Ensemble" network, took place in Amiens from 13 to 17 September. Designing public services, involving citizens in the ecological transition and strengthening the European Union’s representative institutions and democratic legitimacy were among the themes spotlighted at this conference of participatory democracy players.

  • Conferences in Budapest and Visegrad

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    Conferences in Budapest and Visegrad

    October 2021

    Jean Peyrony, the MOT’s Director-General spoke at two conferences:

  • Editorial by Pierre Vaufrey, President of the Doubs Urban Conurbation and Deputy Mayor of Morteau

    TERRITORIES

    Editorial by Pierre Vaufrey, President of the Doubs Urban Conurbation and Deputy Mayor of Morteau

    September 2021

    "The Doubs Urban Conurbation was set up in 2006. Initially an informal collaboration, it led to the creation of a local grouping of cross-border cooperation, the only one in the Franco-Swiss Jura Arc running between the Basel Trinational Eurodistrict and Greater Geneva. Today the LGCC comprises the Val de Morteau group of municipalities and the towns of Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle.

  • The Doubs Urban Conurbation hosts the MOT’s annual event

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    The Doubs Urban Conurbation hosts the MOT’s annual event

    September 2021

    The MOT’s general assembly is taking place this year in Morteau and La Chaux-de-Fonds on 21-22 September, at the invitation of the Doubs Urban Conurbation, a member of its network. Joël Giraud, Minister of State under the Minister for Territorial Cohesion, in charge of Rurality (France) and former Vice-President of the MOT, will speak at the end of the first day.

  • The Doubs Urban Conurbation: "We need to develop local cross-border cooperation"

    TERRITORIES

    The Doubs Urban Conurbation: "We need to develop local cross-border cooperation"

    September 2021

    Seven years after its creation, the LGCC* of the Doubs Urban Conurbation (Agglomération Urbaine du Doubs – AUD) has shown its effectiveness in helping local elected representatives to get to know one another better, which has enabled them to set out joint projects while at the same time speaking with one voice on behalf of the binational territory.