Cross-border aid: a Franco-Belgian agreement signed in MetzMarch 2023
On March 10th 2023, an agreement on assistance and rescue in border areas was signed in Metz between France and Belgium. The territory covers the provinces of Namur and Luxembourg in Belgium and the departments of Ardennes, Meuse and Meurthe et Moselle in France, which together share around 250 km of borders.
The aim of the agreement is to improve the process of aiding victims of road accidents, fires or other risks in the cross-border territory. Four local cooperation agreements had already been signed, but this new agreement is intended to ensure comprehensive and shared monitoring of the cooperation arrangements between all the parties involved. Three levels have been set up: the creation of a steering and monitoring committee, an operational committee, and working groups on different topics.Back to list