Alps-Mediterranean EuroregionCountries: France , Italy
Regions concerned: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes (France); Liguria, Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta (Italy)
With around 17 million inhabitants, the Alps–Mediterranean Euroregion brings together two French regions and three Italian regions: "Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur", "Rhône-Alpes", "Liguria", "Piemonte" and "Valle d’Aosta".
It benefits from great potential in economic and tourism terms thanks to its position between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. Flows of border workers are however rather minimal.
Established in 2006, the Euroregion represents:
- a space for recognition at the European level for its five partner regions,
- a means to promote efficient cooperation, to encourage territorial and cultural cohesion across the border,
- a framework for bolstering cross-border relations between socio-economic actors in the territory.
The euroregion is now inactive and cross-border governance at the Franco-Italian border is provided by the Interreg program.
Photo: Meeting between the President of the Euroregion and the European Commissioner, Johannes Hahn.