The National Territorial Cohesion Agency is taking shapeJuly 2019
The bill providing for the creation of the National Territorial Cohesion Agency in France was adopted on 9 July in its final reading in the Assemblée Nationale. The Agency will be operational from 1 January 2020.
"Its action will primarily target, on the one hand, territories characterised by geographical constraints, demographic, economic, social or environmental difficulties, or difficulties regarding access to public services, with special attention focused on the areas mentioned in article 174* of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and, on the other hand, innovative projects". More info [FR]
* This article specifically cites "island, cross-border and mountain regions". See the treaty.