European Territorial Co-operation celebrates its 20th anniversary
Since the creation of the INTERREG programme in 1990, European Territorial Co-operation has taken on added importance, to the point of becoming a specific objective of Cohesion Policy. From 30 September to 1 October, representatives of the 27 Member States are meeting together in Tournai (Belgium) in the presence of Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, and Rudy Demotte, Minister-President of the Walloon Government, to examine this co-operation and discuss its future.
Several successful cross-border, transnational and interregional projects will be showcased, including the project FLAPP, bringing together 15 Member States to manage floods in at-risk areas. An exhibition is also open to the general public.