The Commission has circulated orientation papers by border

July 2019

The Commission has circulated orientation papers by border

In the context of the preparation of its 2021-2027 programmes, DG REGIO has drawn up 38 Border Orientation Papers (BOPs) for all of the EU’s land borders. Six of these BOPs relate to France’s borders.

This is a major innovation: for the first time, the Commission has taken the steps to propose strategic orientations for each border ahead of the programming process.

This new approach, which corresponds to what the MOT promotes in terms of strategies and governance, should serve as a basis for constructive discussions between cross-border regions and the Commission. The BOPs set out the main features of and major issues for each cross-border region.

The resulting assessment is formulated with the aim of opening up dialogue with all of the stakeholders in order to adopt the new Interreg programmes, by the end of 2020 at the latest.

The MOT is making these documents available to its members in its Members’ Space online: click here.
The BOPs can also be requested from the managing authorities of the programmes concerned.

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