Cross-border economic development
AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
- Develop the governance of cross-border economic development
- encourage dialogue between the different actors concerned: economic actors, local authorities, universities and other stakeholders (such as chambers of commerce and industry, development agencies) on either side of the border for the design and implementation of cross-border projects,
- set up cross-border development agencies,
- develop cross-border competitiveness clusters and centres,
- coordinate the cross-border development of research and universities.
- Introduce specific instruments and tools / services for use by businesses
- set up business platforms (networks for cooperation, exchange of experience and good practice, business support and guidance) and provide collaborative online working tools,
- promote the development of financial instruments and facilitators for businesses such as cross-border venture capital funds.
- Incorporate economic development into balanced territorial development along borders
Incorporate an economic development project:
- into a politically-backed territorial project,
- into a common medium-term strategy backed by the actors concerned.
AT THE REGIONAL / NATIONAL LEVEL
- Organise the coordination of legislation (taxes, training, equivalence of qualifications, etc.) between States, border by border, and if appropriate, set up experiments.
AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL
- Promote networking and capitalisation of experience of cross-border economic development at European level
- develop technical assistance networks for cross-border economic development,
- make the work conducted in this area accessible in order to spread the acquired experience to other border territories,
- promote awareness among public- and private-sector actors of the added value of cooperation in economic development.
AT ALL LEVELS
- Develop knowledge of and research on the economics of cross-border territories
- at local / regional levels, develop knowledge-sharing tools,
- at national / European levels, develop knowledge and networking (for example with the Executive Agency for Competitiveness & Innovation (EACI) or the "Enterprise Europe Network" (EEN)).