Launch of the "Boosting EU Border Regions" platformFebruary 2018
The European Commission has launched its new online platform "Boosting EU border regions" dedicated to cross-border stakeholders. This new tool is part of the 10 measures proposed in the Commission Communication "Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions".
This communication aims to reveal ways in which the complexity, length and costs of cross-border interaction across Europe can be reduced. It also aims to promote the pooling of services along internal EU borders.
The EU-wide online professional network provides cross-border stakeholders with a platform to discuss and present concrete issues of the border regions and showcase potential solutions. Among the resources made available: an open discussion space, news, an online library, events, and good practice.
The Border Focal Point set up by the Communication will also use this platform to engage fully with border stakeholders.
The platform has been launched during the Workshop "Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions", organized by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, the Nordic Council and the Danish Parliament, in Copenhagen on 16 January 2018. All the presentations of the conference are now available: click here.
In synergy with this European initiative, the MOT launched its online forum last autumn. Made available to its members, the facility allows the sharing of experience and good practice for cooperation on French borders, and enables the relaying of information on obstacles and requirements in the field to the appropriate levels of resolution. The results of these exchanges will be used to contribute to the European platform. More info