Welcome to the first edition of the Border Focal Point Network newsletter (25/03/2021)
We are delighted to present the Border Focal Point Network newsletter and to share with you the latest developments, upcoming activities and events relating to cross-border policy in Europe.
The First ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on Cross-border Public Service Delivery and Cooperation during the COVID-19 Pandemic. What lessons have been learnt? (25/03/2021)
On 9th February, the Border Focal Point Network brought together experts in cross-border public services to discuss how border regions in Europe are tackling challenges which have arisen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Representatives of DG Regio presented an overview of European Commission’s efforts to improve cross-border promotion before two good practices were presented by experts. The debate demonstrated the positive impact of cross-border collaboration and highlighted the need for all levels of government to continue to foster solidarity in border areas.
Poll on Cross-border commuting (25/03/2021)
Cross-border commuting will be at the centre of the next ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’. Do you think that cross-border workers provide added value for the development of your region? Are there obstacles for cross-border workers in your region?
Register to the second edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' (25/03/2021)
Following the success of the first ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ in February, the next edition will take place on 29th April and will focus on cross-border labour mobility.
Cross-border rail connections: fostering cohesion between regions and their citizens (10/06/2021)
Join MOT and the EGTC Eurodistrict PAMINA's 2-day event and discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on cross-border rail transport and the missing links across Europe.
Territorial Cohesion Trends and Policies. The role of EU Cohesion Policies. (28/04/2021)
This event will shed light on the potential contribution of the post-2020 EU Cohesion Policy to effectively support Territorial Cohesion trends across the European territory, and in the Portuguese territory, in particular.
‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate' - Cross-border commuters: A daily journey between obstacles and opportunities (29/04/2021)
By increasing opportunities for those commuting between Member States, border regions can boost economic development and productivity. During this event, our speakers will engage in a debate over the implications of cross-border commuting and how policy action can reduce barriers.