Meetings of the MOT’s bodies and the technicians’ platformJune 2014
The MOT’s conference was followed on 19 June by the meetings of its board of directors, general assembly and the technicians’ platform, hosted by the Caisse des Dépôts.
Chaired by Michel Delebarre*, the general assembly opened with the presentation of the new members**.
Following the adoption of the 2013 financial and activity reports and of the 2014 work programme, the assembly validated the cancellation of the project to turn the MOT into a GIP (public interest grouping); this decision came in the wake of in-depth deliberations with government and Caisse des Dépôts departments that revealed significant legal and administrative obstacles to this change of status. A working group comprising members of the network will be set up in the autumn to work on the revision of the MOT’s statutes for 2015 and to draw up the 2015-2017 work programme. As a consequence, it was decided to postpone till 2015 the appointment of new representatives to the organisation’s governing bodies.
In the afternoon, the platform of technicians was focused around three thematic sessions on economic development/innovation/jobs, public services/smart cities and representation of border regions/territorial observation.
* The MOT’s President, former Minister of State, Senator of the Nord Region.
** The Greater Geneva LGCC, the Strasbourg-Ortenau Eurodistrict, the Picardie Region, the Doubs Conurbation, the Cross-Border Jura Arc Forum and the TransJurassienne Conference.