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  • The goals of the Alzette Belval EGTC until 2027

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    The goals of the Alzette Belval EGTC until 2027

    January 2022

    The Alzette Belval EGTC has unveiled its new cross-border strategy for the next six years.

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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • New report by the Commission: "EU border regions: living labs of European integration"

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    New report by the Commission: "EU border regions: living labs of European integration"

    September 2021

    This European Commission report, published on 13 July, looks at the lessons of the Covid crisis and the initiatives carried out since the publication of its 2017 Communication “Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions”.

  • "Metropolitan Cooperation" Working Group: Strengthening cross-border cooperation between universities

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    "Metropolitan Cooperation" Working Group: Strengthening cross-border cooperation between universities

    May 2021

    Feedback on the MOT Network’s Working Groups: since 2020, the working groups of the MOT network have been bringing together MOT members at regular intervals to share the experiences of border areas and encourage the emergence of propositions for action. Here we present the findings of the first three groups established.

  • Projects of the SaarMoselle Eurodistrict up to 2027

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    Projects of the SaarMoselle Eurodistrict up to 2027

    April 2021

    The Eurodistrict is in the final phase of the process of drawing up its new territorial strategy. The issues it addresses are varied, and in the special context of the pandemic, cross-border cooperation has taken on particular importance, notably in the area of healthcare.

  • 26th Franco-Spanish summit: towards “a comprehensive cross-border strategy”

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    26th Franco-Spanish summit: towards “a comprehensive cross-border strategy”

    April 2021

    On 15 March 2021 the 26th Franco-Spanish summit was held in Montauban, the first to be held between the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez. As well as an agreement on recognition of dual nationality and management of the Covid crisis, cross-border issues were at the heart of the discussions.

  • French award for Saarland’s “France Strategy”

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    French award for Saarland’s “France Strategy”

    March 2021

    On 3 February 2021, Saarland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter Strobel, went to Paris to receive the "Prix coup de cœur 2021" awarded by the magazine "Acteurs Publics".

  • Greater Region – The future of cooperation in the fields of higher education and research

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    Greater Region – The future of cooperation in the fields of higher education and research

    January 2021

    A declaration of intention on the future of institutional cooperation in the fields of higher education and research in the Greater Region was signed on 25 November 2020 in Saarbrücken, at a ministerial conference held under Saarland’s presidency. At the conference, the ministers and representatives from the five partner regions took stock and discussed the consequences of the health crisis for cross-border cooperation between higher education and research institutions.

  • Proceedings of the Besançon day event on Cross-Border Metropolitan Cooperation
  • The SaarMoselle Eurodistrict is publishing a guide to support cross-border projects aimed at young people

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    The SaarMoselle Eurodistrict is publishing a guide to support cross-border projects aimed at young people

    January 2020

    This guide is targeted at those involved in young people’s services across the Eurodistrict: social workers, teaching assistants, youth workers and coordinators, members of associations, administrative staff in the field of young people’s services, teachers, etc. It aims to guide these players in the development and implementation of cross-border projects.

  • Signature in Toulouse of a Franco-German declaration

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    Signature in Toulouse of a Franco-German declaration

    October 2019

    The 21st Franco-German Council of Ministers took place in Toulouse on 16 October 2019, bringing together France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as well as the French and German ministers. On this occasion, and following on from the Aachen Treaty, the “Franco-German Declaration of Toulouse” was signed, which reaffirms the commitments made at the highest level of government with respect to Franco-German cooperation.

  • The MOT network in Besançon

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    The MOT network in Besançon

    October 2019

    Cross-border metropolitan cooperation initiatives were spotlighted at the MOT network’s day-long meeting, co-organised with the Greater Besançon Metropolis, on 25 September.

  • TEIN4CITIZENS - a project to involve citizens

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    TEIN4CITIZENS - a project to involve citizens

    October 2019

    "How can we encourage citizens in border regions to take part in the discussions about the future of Europe?" This is one of the questions at the heart of the "TEIN4citizens" project being implemented by nine partners from the TEIN network.

  • "The cross-border dimension – a new impetus for the territory"

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    "The cross-border dimension – a new impetus for the territory"

    September 2019

    Editorial by Tristan Atmania, Deputy Director of the Territorial Attractiveness and Competitiveness Department – Saint-Avold Conurbation: "In this crucial year for Europe, our territory of the Moselle, at the crossroads of the founding countries of the European Union, and also of the Saar-Lor-Lux Greater Region, is at a turning point in its history. In this respect, the cross-border cooperation that is already being forged in all areas of daily life represents a major asset to be developed in the context of the competition that we face with the other regions of the world. [...]"

  • Border Studies, a joint study program between four universities of the Greater Region

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    Border Studies, a joint study program between four universities of the Greater Region

    April 2018

    The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study program, which addresses the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond. The Master provides students with the major concepts and analytical tools to understand the various challenges of border regions and cross-border cooperations.

  • Europe supports universities without borders

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    Europe supports universities without borders

    November 2018

    In a new call for proposals, the European Commission is allocating €30 million to the European universities project: a major step towards higher education without borders.

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

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    “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!

  • Youth meeting from the Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein region

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    Youth meeting from the Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein region

    September 2018

    Around 50 young workers from the border region between Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein got together in June 2018 for the first transnational symposium of young workers.

  • Cooperation in the renewable energies field between Andorra and France

    TERRITORIES

    Cooperation in the renewable energies field between Andorra and France

    September 2018

    The first day of French-Andorran exchanges on the topic of energy was jointly held in April 2018 by the Pyrénées Orientales and Andorran chambers of commerce and industry, brought together within the PirineusMED Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the context of the Interreg POCTEFA 2014/20 programme and the DERBI competitiveness cluster. High attendance of French and Andorran entrepreneurs contributed to the day’s success.

  • "Frontières" ("Borders")

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    "Frontières" ("Borders")

    April 2018

    An academic publication edited by François Moullé, lecturer and agrégé in geography. In the collection "Parcours Universitaires", Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2017.

  • France: Report on the European mobility of apprentices

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    France: Report on the European mobility of apprentices

    March 2018

    This report by France's General Inspectorate of Social Affairs sets out around 20 proposals to proactively increase the European mobility of apprentices; they fall within the competence of the Ministries of Labour and National Education, the social partners and the regions, in the context of the ongoing discussions on the reform of apprenticeships.

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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.

  • Meeting of Anne Sander's group on higher education and research

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    Meeting of Anne Sander's group on higher education and research

    March 2018

    The eighth meeting of the European Parliament's working group on cross-border cooperation, chaired by the MEP Anne Sander, Vice-President of the MOT, took place on 28 February and was devoted to the topic of higher education and research.

  • Launch of the MOT's online forum

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    Launch of the MOT's online forum

    November 2017

    The MOT's Forum is up and running!