Two workshops on cross-border economic development held at the MOT's offices

November 2014

Two workshops on cross-border economic development held at the MOT's offices

As part of its project on cross-border economic development, co-financed by the technical assistance programme Europ’Act, the MOT held two workshops on 27-28 October in Paris in order to prepare the drafting of two handbooks on this topic.

Currently being drafted for publication in 2015, the first handbook will deal with the life cycle and setting-up of cross-border economic projects. The second document will address the partnership procedures to be implemented in order to encourage the emergence of operational projects.

More than 20 local and national players took part in two working groups set up by the MOT in its premises on 27-28 October 2014. The exchanges between the participants made it possible to identify the challenges that face cross-border economic cooperation, the potential solutions and points where vigilance is needed. The participants also exchanged views about the format of the two handbooks, emphasising the need to produce methodological and practical guides that are easy for stakeholders to appropriate.

The lively discussions of these two days enabled the MOT to produce a preliminary detailed plan of the two handbooks. This was then submitted to the participants and other key stakeholders in cross-border economic development in order to gather their written comments and contributions.

The first sections  of the two deliverables (summary and contents) will be the subject of validation at a second session of the working groups that will take place on 15-16 December in Paris.

Another objective of these two sessions is to determine the final recipients and the means of capitalising on the deliberations carried out since the start of the project in January 2014.

The handbooks will be finalised and ready for distribution by June 2015.

More info on the project

Project co-funded by the European Union. Europe is committed in France with the ERDF.

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