European Week of Regions and Cities - MOT workshop on Cross-border rural areas

Workshop title: "Cross-border rural areas and European Territorial Cooperation Programmes"
Date: 12 October 2016 - 14:30-17:00
Main organiser: Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière
Venue: Committee of the Regions, Van Maerlant, Room 3
Code: 12C54

Description of the Workshop

Rural border regions, peripheral in their country's organisation, face challenges such as difficulties in maintaining facilities (such as health, management of natural hazards and public services) or combining development and environmental protection. Cross-border cooperation helps to meet such challenges, but their lack of recognition by domestic actors and inadequate engineering capacity make it more difficult.

The debate presents cross-border rural areas which have used or will use tools provided by ETC (integrated territorial development, including ITI and CLLD). The actors will discuss their experiences and needs with the European Commission and other stakeholders at European level.

Target audience
- EU, national, regional and local policy/decision makers
- Authorities managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes and projects
- Other stakeholders: private companies, financial institutions, European and national associations
- Academics, students and researchers