The PAMINA Eurodistrict celebrates its 30th birthdayJanuary 2019
It was in the Alsatian town of Wissembourg that, on 12 December 2018, the 30th anniversary of the declaration of intent that established the PAMINA Eurodistrict was celebrated.
It was in the Alsatian town of Wissembourg that, on 12 December 2018, the 30th anniversary of the declaration of intent that established the PAMINA Eurodistrict was celebrated. Tribute was paid to the three founding fathers of PAMINA, Daniel Hoeffel, Dietrich Schmidt and Hans Kistenmacher, who received the PAMINA gold medal for their visionary work. Made up of the territories of Southern Palatinate, the Mittlerer Oberrhein and Northern Alsace, since 1988 the Eurodistrict has been at the heart of Franco-German cross-border cooperation. “The border should not constitute an obstacle, but rather a factor for growth and development,” emphasised the Eurodistrict’s President, Rémi Bertrand. In this respect, the PAMINA Eurodistrict serves as a model: with more than 320 cross-border projects completed and €45 million in European funding received, it is an example of cooperation and success. Having become the principal interlocutor on cross-border questions, the PAMINA Eurodistrict is now one of the players involved in the renewal of Franco-German cooperation and is actively participating in work on the Aachen Treaty, which will be signed on 22 January. The PAMINA Eurodistrict is a long-standing member of the MOT, having joined the network in 2008.Back to list