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  • Discover the highlights of cross-border cooperation over the past six months!

    MOT

    Discover the highlights of cross-border cooperation over the past six months!

    January 2023

    With magazine#3 of the newsletter, which has just been published, discover the highlights of cross-border cooperation over the last six months!

  • A Franco-German manifesto for rail

    TERRITORIES

    A Franco-German manifesto for rail

    January 2023

    Representatives of the Upper Rhine met on January 19th in Strasbourg. They called for their territory to become "a springboard for the development of European railways".

  • Signing of the Treaty of Barcelona: Advances for cross-border cooperation?

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Signing of the Treaty of Barcelona: Advances for cross-border cooperation?

    January

    On Thursday, January 19th, 2023, President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Pedro Sànchez signed an important Franco-Spanish cooperation treaty, the "Treaty of Barcelona ", in the Catalan capital. What advances does it contain in terms of cross-border cooperation?

  • 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty: French regions and German Länder meet

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty: French regions and German Länder meet

    January 2023

    At the invitation of the Regions of France and the Grand Est Region, a meeting between representatives of the French regions and members of the Conference of Ministers of European Affairs was held in Strasbourg on the 17th and 18th of January 2023.

  • A "roadmap" for cross-border cooperation

    MOT

    A "roadmap" for cross-border cooperation

    January 2023

    On the agenda of the working meeting between the MOT and minister Dominique Faure: A "roadmap" for cross-border cooperation On January 10th, 2023, MOT president Christian Dupessey*, accompanied by director-general Jean Peyrony and secretary-general Aurélien Biscaut, were invited to a work meeting by minister Dominique Faure**.

  • B-solutions: a new expertise for the MOT on the subject of health

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    B-solutions: a new expertise for the MOT on the subject of health

    January 2023

    The MOT has been asked to address a new obstacle to cross-border cooperation in the context of the 2022 call for b-solutions projects. It concerns a case brought by its member, the Alzette Belval EGTC, which aims to establish of a France-Luxembourg medical emergency management community.

  • Health, an issue at the heart of the SaarMoselle Eurodistrict cross-border living area

    TERRITORIES

    Health, an issue at the heart of the SaarMoselle Eurodistrict cross-border living area

    January 2023

    The SaarMoselle Eurodistrict, which has been a member of the MOT network since 2005, answers our questions about a subject at the heart of local life in the cross-border living area.

  • Concrete projects for the Upper Rhine!

    TERRITORIES

    Concrete projects for the Upper Rhine!

    January 2023

    125 cross-border projects were officially approved at the plenary session of the Collectivité Européenne d'Alsace (CEA) held on December 8th. The topic of energy took center stage!

  • Franco-Swiss agreement on cross-border telework finally reached

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Franco-Swiss agreement on cross-border telework finally reached

    January 2023

    After many months of negotiations, Switzerland and France have finally reached an agreement on the taxation of cross-border telework, an issue that concerns hundreds of thousands of workers.

  • Results of the first Franco-German spatial planning pilot project (MORO)

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Results of the first Franco-German spatial planning pilot project (MORO)

    January 2023

    On December 14th, 2022, the closing conference of the first Franco-German spatial planning pilot project (MORO) was held in Strasbourg, with Jean Peyrony, director general of the MOT, and other experts sharing their knowledge at several round tables.

  • A group on observation within the Franco-German CCT

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    A group on observation within the Franco-German CCT

    January 2023

    The constitutive meeting of the "Cross-border territorial observation" working group (GT/OTT) of the French-German Cross-border Cooperation Committee (CCT) was held in Strasbourg on December 15th under the co-chairmanship of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) and the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion (ANCT).

  • Last MOT meeting of 2022 in Strasbourg

    MOT

    Last MOT meeting of 2022 in Strasbourg

    January 2023

    On December 15th, 2022, the MOT held its last Grand Est office of the year in Strasbourg.

  • MOT involvement in the Pactesur study

    MOT

    MOT involvement in the Pactesur study

    January 2023

    Between 2019 and 2022 the MOT was part of the committee of experts in the framework of the PACTESUR project financed by the European Internal Security Fund. This project sought to provide European local authorities with the knowledge and tools they need to better secure their public spaces in the face of danger, particularly from terrorism.

  • The MOT at the annual conference of the TEIN network

    MOT

    The MOT at the annual conference of the TEIN network

    January 2023

    On December 14th, 2022, the MOT took part, as a member, in the General Assembly of the TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network), which preceded the two-day annual conference "Borders In Flux and Border Temporalities In and Beyond Europe", on December 15th and 16th at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-Belval.

  • Discover the latest edition of the "MOT Guides"!

    MOT

    Discover the latest edition of the "MOT Guides"!

    December 2022

    This latest guide is dedicated to cross-border mobility.

  • "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).

  • The elected representatives of the European Metropolitan Cluster of the Lorraine Region call on Emmanuel Macron

    TERRITORIES

    The elected representatives of the European Metropolitan Cluster of the Lorraine Region call on Emmanuel Macron

    December 2022

    Following French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement to "ensure that in the major French metropolises that are currently congested, people who commute can do so without a car, thus decarbonising their journeys thanks to these metropolitan RERs", the elected representatives of the European Metropolitan Cluster of the Lorraine Region have called on the President to ensure that the construction of a "European Metropolitan Express Network to connect all the territories of Lorraine, from the Vosges to the Luxembourg border" is included in the State's priorities.

  • 41% of healthcare workers in Haute-Savoie (France) work in Switzerland

    TERRITORIES

    41% of healthcare workers in Haute-Savoie (France) work in Switzerland

    December 2022

    The Greater Geneva cross-border statistical observatory has published a study highlighting the attraction of Switzerland for healthcare personnel and its consequences in terms of human resources for neighbouring French hospitals.

  • Signing of the Franco-German Cross-Border Health Alliance

    TERRITORIES

    Signing of the Franco-German Cross-Border Health Alliance

    December 2022

    On November 23rd, 2022, the Saarland, the Grand Est region, the Moselle department and the Saar-Moselle Eurodistrict signed an alliance designed to join forces to facilitate access to healthcare for the populations in the border regions.

  • The parc des carrières: A new green lung for the Basel Trinational Eurodistrict

    TERRITORIES

    The parc des carrières: A new green lung for the Basel Trinational Eurodistrict

    December 2022

    The gradual conversion of a quarry in Saint-Louis, close to the French, Swiss and German borders, offers a promising opportunity for the agglomeration.

  • "Living Pyrenees Education" cross-border network: a legal mission for the MOT

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    "Living Pyrenees Education" cross-border network: a legal mission for the MOT

    December 2022

    With a track record of more than 24 years, the "Living Pyrenees Education" network brings together more than 85 structures specializing in environmental education on the Pyrenean cross-border scale between France, Spain and Andorra.

  • Snapshot of EGTCs with Hungarian participation

    EUROPE

    Snapshot of EGTCs with Hungarian participation

    December 2022

    CESCI prepared an interactive study on the operation and the main results of EGTCs with Hungarian participation over the past 10 years.

  • Who wins the 2022 EGTC award of the Committee of the Regions?

    EUROPE

    Who wins the 2022 EGTC award of the Committee of the Regions?

    December 2022

    The 2022 EGTC prize "Building Europe across borders" of the European Committee of the Regions was awarded on November 24th, 2022 during the EGTC Platform in Liberec to an Italian-Slovenian EGTC: the "EGTC GO".

  • 12th EGTC Platform in Liberec

    EUROPE

    12th EGTC Platform in Liberec

    December 2022

    The 12th Platform of EGTCs of the European Committee of the Regions was organised on the 24th and 25th of November 2022, within the framework of the Czech Presidency of the EU, in Liberec (CZ) close to the triple border point between Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.

  • ESPON Call for Proposals for "Targeted Analyses"

    EUROPE

    ESPON Call for Proposals for "Targeted Analyses"

    December 2022

    ESPON launched the first cut-off date for the submission of proposals for Targeted Analyses for the ESPON Programme 2030. The deadline for responses is 24 February 2023, but it will be extended.