Cooperation between regions and countries
European Territorial Cooperation
European Territorial Cooperation is central to the construction of a common European space, and a cornerstone of European integration. It has clear European added value: helping to ensure that borders are not barriers, bringing Europeans closer together, helping to solve common problems, facilitating the sharing of ideas and assets, and encouraging strategic work towards common goals.
The EU has put in place two strategies, covering several policies, which are targeted at a ‘macro-region’.
Regions for Economic Change
The Regions for Economic Change initiative aims to promote the exchange of good practice between Europe's regions.
The European Union shares experience with non-EU countries about the process of regional development.