Consultation on the long-term future of cross-border cooperation

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) continues the elimination of obstacles faced by citizens living in border regions, whose impact on daily lives became even more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis. The CoR believes that it is important to maintain the opportunities that open borders offer to people even in a crisis situation. Following the experiences stemming from the COVID 19 pandemic, and in order to reflect on the future, the CoR, together with the European Cross Border Citizens’ Alliance, is working on defining the vision for a long-term cross-border cooperation.

To reach a balanced vision, the CoR launched a public consultation on the joint vision of the long-term future of cross-border cooperation in the European Union. Based on the feedback received, the CoR will adopt a Resolution at the July 2021 plenary. The Resolution will present concrete proposals for the future of cross-border cooperation and represent the official contribution of the CoR, and the European Cross Border Citizens’ Alliance, members to the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The CoR would like to know what the citizens, and stakeholders working on cross-border issues, think should be addressed in their proposal. For this reason, they are asking for your help.

The public consultation is available here in all EU languages, and the deadline for contributions is 14th of March.

 

Bilateral solutions 4th Call for Proposals was launched!

The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) has just opened a new call for proposals open until 11 March 2021, addressing public authorities and cross-border structures of border regions in the EU and EFTA countries.

The aim is to identify further border obstacles of legal and administrative nature to allow for the development of innovative proposals in order to strengthen cross-border cooperation.

The 4th and at the same time last call for proposals can be found here: https://www.b-solutionsproject.com/call-for-proposals

To know more about b-solutions, visit the website: https://www.b-solutionsproject.com/

Should you have identified such an obstacle and if you would like to share it and explore possible solutions, get in contact with the b-solutions’ team at b-solutions@aebr.eu