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  • Micro-projects to involve cross-border civil society

    TERRITORIES

    Micro-projects to involve cross-border civil society

    December 2021

    Launched in 2017 for a five-year period, the project “Civil Society in the Upper Rhine” presented its final assessment at the closing day held by the PAMINA Eurodistrict EGTC on 9 November 2021 in Lauterbourg. Funded within the framework of the Interreg VA Upper Rhine programme, it aimed to “involve civil society players more in the joint construction of cross-border daily life”.

  • Eurodistrict Pamina takes stock after a year of crisis

    TERRITORIES

    Eurodistrict Pamina takes stock after a year of crisis

    May 2021

    “The effects of the health crisis are even more evident in cross-border catchment areas like those of Eurodistricts. [...] One essential criterion in cross-border cooperation is the reduction of inequalities, of differences and disparities between territories, given the proximity to citizens’ experiences. Yet, for over a year now, we have been seeing increasing disparities in our cross-border territories.”

  • Players in cross-border territories have their say

    COVID-19

    Players in cross-border territories have their say

    May 2020

    "The coronavirus crisis is putting our European ideals to the test, and obliges us to invent tomorrow’s world. We need to think, in the design of our policies, about the impact of our decisions on our neighbours."

  • Aachen Treaty - First meeting of the Cross-Border Cooperation Committee

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Aachen Treaty - First meeting of the Cross-Border Cooperation Committee

    February 2020

    One year on from the signing of the Aachen Treaty, a Franco-German "Cross-Border Cooperation Committee" was officially established, in Hambach, on 22 January 2020, in the presence of the German Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Michael Roth, and the French Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs, Amélie de Montchalin. Its objective is "to overcome everyday border problems by means of concrete and reproducible solutions".

  • Meeting in Brussels on "Missing Railway Links"

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    Meeting in Brussels on "Missing Railway Links"

    May 2019

    Since a study by DG REGIO on the topic in 2018, the importance of “Missing Railway Links” for cohesion policy and the development of border regions disadvantaged by a lack of rail infrastructure has been highlighted. In this context, the PAMINA Eurodistrict EGTC held a conference on 11 April in collaboration with the Committee of the Regions.

  • Mobility Portal in the PAMINA area

    TERRITORIES

    Mobility Portal in the PAMINA area

    April 2019

    The PAMINA Eurodistrict and the Karlsruhe TechnologieRegion have inaugurated a new web portal dedicated to cross-border mobility. With 300,000 consultations a day, it is one of the main online journey planning services.

  • The PAMINA Eurodistrict celebrates its 30th birthday

    TERRITORIES

    The PAMINA Eurodistrict celebrates its 30th birthday

    January 2019

    It was in the Alsatian town of Wissembourg that, on 12 December 2018, the 30th anniversary of the declaration of intent that established the PAMINA Eurodistrict was celebrated.

  • Outcomes of the cross-border citizen consultations

    MOT

    Outcomes of the cross-border citizen consultations

    December 2018

    The MOT, and the Jacques Delors Institute have in a 50-page document compiled a summary of the five cross-border citizen consultations that they held with local partners.

  • Cross-border citizens’ consultation in Haguenau

    EUROPE

    Cross-border citizens’ consultation in Haguenau

    November 2018

    What European tools should be used to step up the energy transition? And what policies should be adopted to foster mobility among young people and learning the language of the neighbouring country’s? In Haguenau on 25 October, the citizens’ consultation organised with the MOT and the Jacques Delors Institute in the PAMINA Eurodistrict, with the support of Vincent Thiébaut, MP for the Bas-Rhin Department, brought together a hundred or so citizens to discuss the actions they would like Europe to implement in the cross-border setting.

  • “Passe-Partout”, a cross-border educational game for schoolchildren

    TERRITORIES

    “Passe-Partout”, a cross-border educational game for schoolchildren

    September 2018

    Launched in 2017 in the Pamina Eurodistrict, the educational game “Passe-partout – Weltenbummler” (“Globetrotter”) has successfully completed an initial pilot phase, and in September 2018 begins a new phase now covering the whole of the Upper Rhine region. A project to replicate!

  • Franco-German pilot project for cross-border energy networks

    TERRITORIES

    Franco-German pilot project for cross-border energy networks

    May 2017

    In the context of constructing an "Energy Europe", a Franco-German experiment with a decentralised, local and also cross-border energy network is going to be conducted in order to go beyond the traditional interconnections between countries via high-voltage lines.

  • Pamina Eurodistrict: an online game to get to know the neighbouring country and the territory's rich heritage

    TERRITORIES

    Pamina Eurodistrict: an online game to get to know the neighbouring country and the territory's rich heritage

    March 2017

    The Pamina Eurodistrict is launching a digital version of a board game called "Le Passe-partout" ("The Master Key") to help schoolchildren learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Franco-German territory and encourage bilingualism.

  • The PAMINA Eurodistrict has become an EGTC

    TERRITORIES

    The PAMINA Eurodistrict has become an EGTC

    Janvier 2017

    The ceremony to mark the setting-up of an EGTC for the PAMINA Eurodistrict on the Franco-German border took place on 11 January 2017 in Haguenau. This new status is being accompanied by changes in the structure's governance, the main aims of which for 2017 are set out here.

  • Editorial by Rémi Bertrand, President of the PAMINA Eurodistrict EGTC

    TERRITORIES

    Editorial by Rémi Bertrand, President of the PAMINA Eurodistrict EGTC

    January 2017

    After 30 years of cooperation in the PAMINA area and 14 years operating as a local grouping of cross-border cooperation (LGCC), the member local authorities agreed on the principle of turning it into an EGTC.

  • "Grand Est : L'Europe entre voisins"

    PUBLICATION

    "Grand Est : L'Europe entre voisins"

    October 2016

    Published by Correspondances Lorraines. Author: Pascale Braun. October 2016. Retail price: €20. Title in English: "The Greater East Region: Europe among Neighbours"

  • Cancellation of the Strasbourg marathon and other cross-border sporting events under threat

    TERRITORIES

    Cancellation of the Strasbourg marathon and other cross-border sporting events under threat

    March 2016

    The 2016 edition of the Strasbourg-Ortenau Eurodistrict marathon has been cancelled due to "participation by German runners being too low". With a cross-border route (13 km Germany and 29 km in France), it was the only binational marathon in the world.

  • Inauguration of the Wissembourg waste-water treatment plant

    TERRITORIES

    Inauguration of the Wissembourg waste-water treatment plant

    May 2015

    The Wissembourg cross-border wastewater treatment plant was inaugurated on 18 April 2015, an event attended by a number of elected representatives of the area.

  • The REGIO PAMINA Eurodistrict: a day devoted to cross-border employment

    TERRITORIES

    The REGIO PAMINA Eurodistrict: a day devoted to cross-border employment

    December 2014

    The cross-border labour market was the leitmotif of the event held on Thursday, 27 November 2014 by the REGIO PAMINA Eurodistrict and the social enterprise Neue Arbeit in Lauterbourg. Around 60 French and German players from the political sphere, administration and economy came together to take part in two roundtables on this topic.

  • The MOT publishes a "methodological guidebook"

    MOT

    The MOT publishes a "methodological guidebook"

    February 2013

    In a dynamic context of reform - redefinition of cross-border policy and decentralisation process in France, preparation of the 2014-2020 programmes at European level - the MOT has produced a methodological guidebook aimed at improving articulation between cohesion policy, governance structures and cross-border territorial approaches.

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