The RECOTTE project on the ecological transition has revealed its results

May 2023

The RECOTTE project on the ecological transition has revealed its results

Financed within the framework of the Interreg Grande Région program, the RECOTTE [RECOnversion of Territories through Ecological Transition] project focused on the reconversion of territories through ecological transition on a local cross-border scale.

Its objective since January 2021 has been to support local actors in their transition processes, by bringing out potential cross-border synergies to respond jointly to climate and energy challenges, while co-constructing with these local actors leverage projects to carry out cross-border actions.

It was carried out by the LISER Institute (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research) with three objectives:

  • to propose an innovative methodology to determine the priorities and initiatives to be carried out across borders at the local level in terms of ecological transition;
  • to organize the resilience of the cross-border territorial system by encouraging creation and imagination to face future environmental, economic and social risks and to meet the challenges of the ecological transition;
  • to test this methodology on three cross-border urban poles in Wallonia, France and Luxembourg in the former industrial basin which have different configurations and intensities of cross-border cooperation: the cross-border conurbation of Alzette-Belval; Messancy/Aubange/Pétange; Arlon/Steinfort.

The project has published its results in two final deliverables: a summary of the methodology and results, including 26 project sheets, and a roadmap.

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