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  • "Horizon 2035: le Transfrontalier dans tous ses états ?", a publication by AGAPE

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    "Horizon 2035: le Transfrontalier dans tous ses états ?", a publication by AGAPE

    July 2018

    This new issue of "InfObservatoire" sets out the cross-border forecasts of the North Lorraine Urban Planning Agency (AGAPE): "With 150,000 French cross-border workers in Luxembourg in 15 years and huge movement of goods, isn't it time […] to make the cross-border dimension a priority issue?"

  • Territorial observation along Germany's borders and European perspectives

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    Territorial observation along Germany's borders and European perspectives

    July 2018

    The observation of cross-border territories, which is now recognised as a priority by European countries, is moving towards overall coordination. The MORO project launched in Germany has accelerated this progress.

  • "Reinventing Franco-Walloon cross-border public action"

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    "Reinventing Franco-Walloon cross-border public action"

    May 2018

    The MOT contributed to this publication* produced by the Institut Destrée et Acadie, following a series of Franco-Walloon cross-border seminars entitled "Territoires en trans– : mythologies, réalités et dispositifs" ("Trans- territories: mythologies, realities and mechanisms"). This document (available in French only) provides an in-depth analysis of cooperation between France and Wallonia.

  • "MMUST" to facilitate mobility within the Greater Region

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    "MMUST" to facilitate mobility within the Greater Region

    March 2018

    The MMUST project (Multimodal model and scenarios for cross-border mobility) has just been approved by the Greater Region Interreg VA programme. It is an ambitious project that aims to simulate cross-border movements between France, Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium.

  • The Saar-Lor-Lux Greater Region: towards cross-border supra-regionalisation?

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    The Saar-Lor-Lux Greater Region: towards cross-border supra-regionalisation?

    March 2018

    "Beyond the speeches and symbols, what meaning can the concept of a cross-border region have? By defining the region as an identity-based, territorial and institutional construction that endures over time, this work identifies and interrogates the specificities of this process in the cross-border setting. The issues are explored using the emblematic example of the Greater Region, which launched a long-term strategy in 2008 involving Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Wallonia."

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    Greater Region: "UniGR", a European centre of skills and resources

    March 2018

    As part of the "UniGR - Centre for Border Studies" project, the six member universities (Kaiserslautern, Liège, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Saarland and Trier) of the University of the Greater Region (UniGR) are going to set up a "European centre of skills and resources in border studies" with international visibility.

  • "Alzette Belval, towards a cross-border smartcity?"
  • “What governance for geographic information?”

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    “What governance for geographic information?”

    September 2017

    In association with the Grand Est regional council, the AFIGEO (French Association for Geographic Information) and the CNIG (French National Council for Geographic Information) took the INSPIRE European Conference of 4 and 5 September as an opportunity to bring together French-speaking players of the profession in the context of a “Francophone conference on geographic information”.

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    Ratification by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and France of the framework agreement on cross-border health cooperation

    September 2017

    Good quality healthcare for the populations of the French-Luxembourgish border regions, made more accessible, more rapid and closer to home - this is the objective of the framework agreement on health cooperation ratified by Luxembourg and France.

  • Encouraging young people's cross-border mobility in the Greater Region

    TERRITORIES

    Encouraging young people's cross-border mobility in the Greater Region

    June 2017

    This is the aim of the project FagA/Centre d’aide à la mobilité transfrontalière (CAMT – Centre for Assistance with Cross-Border Mobility) launched on 1 July 2016 in the SaarMoselle Eurodistrict.

  • Launch of the Greater Region's new geoportal

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    Launch of the Greater Region's new geoportal

    June 2017

    More user-friendly and better suited to players in the Greater Region but above all to the general public is how the new version of the Greater Region's geoportal, which was officially presented on 23 May, in the presence of Camille Gira, Luxembourg's Secretary of State for sustainable Development and Infrastructure, can be summed up.

  • University of the Greater Region (UniGR) launches a new study programme

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    University of the Greater Region (UniGR) launches a new study programme

    June 2017

    The "Master's in border studies" is an international, interdisciplinary and multilingual study programme aimed at providing students who wish to pursue their careers in intercultural and cross-border settings with the main concepts and necessary analytical tools to understand the issues related to border territories and transnational cooperation.

  • Event to launch the Mobipro.GR project

    TERRITORIES

    Event to launch the Mobipro.GR project

    May 2017

    On 25 April 2017 in Forbach, an event to launch the European project “Mobipro.GR“ took place.

  • "Mission on Governance in North Lorraine" report

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    "Mission on Governance in North Lorraine" report

    May 2017

    This report, submitted by the General Commission for Territorial Equality (CGET) to the Prime Minister, recommends the creation of a pôle métropolitain encompassing more than 300,000 inhabitants on the border with Belgium and Luxembourg. This would enable North Lorraine to take advantage of its geographical position and of the great attractiveness of its immediate neighbours.

  • The third Franco-German cross-border conference

    TERRITORIES

    The third Franco-German cross-border conference

    April 2017

    On 5-6 April 2017 in Neustadt-an-der Weinstraße (Rhineland-Palatinate), the third Franco-German cross-border conference was held, in the presence of Harlem Désir, the Secretary of State for European Affairs (FR), and Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe (DE).

  • Kussbus – an innovative transport service aimed at cross-border workers in the Greater Region

    TERRITORIES

    Kussbus – an innovative transport service aimed at cross-border workers in the Greater Region

    January 2017

    Kussbus is a Luxembourg start-up which has just launched an innovative home-work shuttle service in the Luxembourg-France-Belgium-Germany border territory.

  • Study on the Greater Region's territorial development plan

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    Study on the Greater Region's territorial development plan

    December 2016

    At the request of Luxembourg's Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, acting on behalf of the different bodies of the Greater Region's Summit, a consortium led by the North Lorraine urban planning agency (AGAPE) in collaboration with the MOT, the urban planning agencies of Metz (AGURAM) and Nancy (ADUAN), and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, carried out an assignment to assist with the drawing-up of the Greater Region's territorial development plan.

  • Seminar: "The Grand Est region and its neighbours"

    TERRITORIES

    Seminar: "The Grand Est region and its neighbours"

    November 2016

    Close to 300 people gathered in Strasbourg for a major seminar on the cross-border relations of the new “Grand Est” region of France.

  • "MORO" – pilot projects devoted to cross-border cooperation in Germany

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    "MORO" – pilot projects devoted to cross-border cooperation in Germany

    October 2016

    Several spatial planning pilot projects (MORO), such as the one that led to the setting-up of the IMeG,* incorporating border region and cross-border considerations have been launched in Germany.

  • "Grand Est : L'Europe entre voisins"

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    "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"

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    Cross-border innovation fair in Metz

    April 2016

    The second edition of “Startup Show 42”, a cross-border digital innovation fair, was held on 6 April in Metz on the fringes of the Franco-German Council of Ministers. Over forty startups from the Lorraine Corridor (Epinal, Nancy, Metz, Thionville) and the QuattroPole city network (Luxembourg, Metz, Saarbrücken, Trier) were there to present their know-how and latest innovations.

  • Philippe Richert, President of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine Region, writes to François Hollande

    NATIONAL LEVEL

    Philippe Richert, President of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine Region, writes to François Hollande

    March 2016

    The President of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine Region, Philippe Richert, and his first Vice-President, Patrick Weiten, have written to the French President of the Republic. They are asking for 'a strong signal' to be sent at the French-German council of ministers meeting on 7 April in Metz.

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    Cooperation between rural areas on the German-Luxembourg border

    March 2016

    The first-ever cross-border regional development strategy since the launch of the European programme LEADER is being put in place along the Moselle River where it divides Germany and Luxembourg.

  • A cross-border platform dedicated to businesses in the Greater Region

    TERRITORIES

    A cross-border platform dedicated to businesses in the Greater Region

    January 2016

    The "Grex" platform was set up on 4 January 2016 in order to provide operational support to any sole trader or SME wishing to develop an economic partnership in the Greater Region.

  • The MOT is publishing two handbooks to encourage cross-border economic development

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    The MOT is publishing two handbooks to encourage cross-border economic development

    September 2015

    Since January 2014, the MOT has been carrying out a project supported by the national technical assistance programme Europ'Act relating to the economic development of the cross-border territories along France's borders. The results of this work will be presented at the project's final conference on 30 September in Paris.