Maubeuge - Charleroi cross-border meetingsJanuary 2014
On 16 January 2014 cross-border meetings took place in Maubeuge, organised by the Charleroi-Sud Hainaut region and the Communauté d’Agglomération Maubeuge-Val de Sambre (CAMVS) to reinforce their collaboration initiated in 2011.
The meetings were chaired by Rémi Pauvros, president of the CAMVS, Paul Magnette, mayor of Charleroi, and Michel Martin, chairman of the Charleroi-Sud Hainaut region strategic development committee.
On this occasion, the two parties announced their intention to form a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, first step towards an initiative intended to be open to other neighbouring territories.
The aim for the partners was to affirm their intention to develop new joint initiatives, for example in the context of the 2014-2020 Interreg programming. Projects should emerge in various areas, including tourism, culture, connections between territories and mobility, economic promotion and employment.
Lastly, the cooperation agreement between the Charleroi-Sud Hainaut region and the CAMVS was renewed.
The Communauté d’Agglomération Maubeuge-Val de Sambre joined the MOT in 2011. At the conference, the MOT presented the objectives and advantages of EGTCs.