Tri-national Metropolitan Region of the Upper RhineCountries: Germany , France , Switzerland
Regions concerned: France – Grand Est Region; Germany – Länder of Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate); Switzerland – Cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn, Jura, Aargau
The Franco-Germano-Swiss Tri-national Metropolitan Region of the Upper Rhine brings together the former French region of Alsace, the western portion of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, the southern portion of the German state of Rhineland Palatinate and the Swiss Cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn, Jura and Aargau.
The Upper Rhine occupies a strategic position in Europe: it enjoys good accessibility thanks to an efficient transport network and good interconnections; it is a region of innovation, education and excellence in research and is home to many innovative businesses as well as national, European and international institutions.
The Tri-national Metropolitan Region of the Upper Rhine was established in 2010 as a framework for enhanced cooperation in order to exploit the potential of the Upper Rhine region and make this cross-border territory more attractive and more competitive at the European and international level, while improving its economic, social and territorial cohesion.
The cross-border cooperation activities in this territory are among the most advanced in Europe.