July 10, 2012

European cross-border network holds Brussels symposium

The Centre, along with the Euro-Institut and its other partners in the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN), was involved in organising a very successful symposium in Brussels on the topic ‘The future of European Territorial Cooperation: Capacity Building in Cross-Border Territories’ on 10 July 2012.

Around 120 people attended the symposium, which was jointly organised by TEIN, the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) and the French government’s cross-border cooperation agency Mission Opérationelle Transfrontalière (MOT), in the offices of the Baden-Wuerttemberg regional government.

The keynote speakers were Dr Wolfgang Streitenberger, Advisor to the Director General for Regional Policy, and Dr Joachim Beck, Director of the Euro-Institut. There was a distinguished speakers panel drawn from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, the Special EU Programmes Body (chief executive Pat Colgan), the Euro-Institut, AEBR and MOT.

The occasion also saw the formal signing of the TEIN charter by its 12 member training and research institutes (from 9 European border regions). AEBR Secretary General Martin Guillermo Ramirez and MOT Director General Jean Peyrony also participated in the signing ceremony.

Further information is available on the TEIN website