Recovery and Ecological Transition Contracts: the cross-border dimension taken inMarch 2021
The Recovery and Ecological Transition Contracts (CRTE), announced by Jean Castex on 15 July 2020, set out “a new framework for dialogue with territories”.
Incorporating “concrete action plans”, they are designed to be comprehensive in order to “restart activity in line with the ecological transition”. A circular concerning their drafting was sent to France’s prefects on 20 November 2020. To the question “Is it possible to take account of the issues and specificities of border territories in the CRTE?”, the website of the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion gives a very clear answer:
“Yes, the border dimension may be taken into account in the light of the geographical location of the territories concerned, which constitute living areas that often support cross-border exchanges.
In relation with the national orientations that underpin the CRTE – ecological transition, economic development and territorial cohesion – the players in these territories, in line with their competences, can design and lead, through their territorial strategy, actions that can include projects contributing to providing a response suited to the needs of the populations living in these border living areas. The support of the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion and of European programmes can, in particular, be mobilised.”
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