TEIN-Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network

Countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic
Border(s): Poland-Czech Republic, Ireland-United Kingdom, France-Italy-Monaco, France-Spain-Andorra, Austria-Italy, Austria-Slovenia, France-Germany, Denmark-Germany, France-Belgium, Italy-Slovenia,
European programme:
TEIN is funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme.
Topic(s):
- Education, training and languages
- Cross-border cooperation professions

The Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN), formed in 2010, brings together 12 partners from nine border regions in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, the French Caribbean, the UK and Ireland. Its unique feature is that is consists of university departments, research institutes and training centres which are dedicated to the practical business of cross-border cooperation in Europe.

The people involved in TEIN are real actors in that cross-border cooperation. Their work involves cross-border training and facilitation, managing cross-border projects, providing mentoring, training and advice for cross-border actors, and doing research into cross-border cooperation. In this sense TEIN can be seen as representing a genuinely bottom up approach.