Please register for the ninth edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' on 30 June, 10:00 CET (20/06/2022)
Following the success of the previous eighth episodes of the ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’, the next edition will take place on 30 June 2022, and will aim to understand what are the obstacles that SMEs face when trading across EU border regions, but also which opportunities are offered by the Single Market for SMEs in border regions.
Poll on SMEs across borders (20/06/2022)
What would encourage entrepreneurs to develop their businesses across the border? What is the most prominent advantage offered by the Single Market for SMEs in border regions?
VI AEBR Cross-Border School (28/09/2022)
AEBR Cross-Border School, gathering scholars and practitioners dealing with cross-border cooperation and other cross-border issues, will meet for the sixth time in the territory of Euroregion DKMT (HU/RO/RS) before AEBR Annual Events 2022.
Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates – SMEs across borders – the Single Market in practice (30/06/2022)
This event will aim to understand which opportunities are offered by the Single Market for SMEs in border regions.
Massive Online Open Course on territorial cooperation (05/10/2022)
Want to truly become an expert on territorial cooperation & INTERREG? Join this brand-new MOOC starting 5 October, to learn more about the foundations of territorial cooperation, current EU policies within INTERREG & many more!
Eighth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on Disaster Risk Management in Border Regions. What lessons have been learnt? (20/06/2022)
The eighth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ organised by the Border Focal Point Network, was held on 17 May with a focus on cross-border disaster risk management. The aim was to understand how border regions, often existing along natural barriers, can collaborate in their preparedness for and response to natural and industrial disaster risks, sharing their knowledge and pooling responsibility. The natural disasters that struck Europe last year with forest fires, heavy rains, and flooding, as well as industrial related disasters, have shed light on the lack of common planning and intervention systems.
Please register for the eighth edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' on 17 May, 10:00 CET (09/05/2022)
Please register for the eighth edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' on 17 May, 10:00 CET
Seventh ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on Border Cities: Champions of Development and Integration in Cross Border Regions (10/05/2022)
Seventh ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on Border Cities: Champions of Development and Integration in Cross Border Regions
Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates – Disaster Risk Managerment in Border Regions (17/05/2022)
This event will aim to understand how border regions collaborate in their preparedness for and response to natural and industrial disaster risks.
International conference on cross-border territorial monitoring (24/05/2022)
This international event will focus on cross-border territorial monitoring in the premises of the French Institute. The event speakers will give an overview on the significance and the best practices of the topic from EU, macro-regional and national perspectives.
Borders Forum - Cross-border territories: fatalism or resilience? (21/06/2022)
This forum will be used to demonstrate the key role played by cross- border areas in bringing the peoples of Europe together; convince European and national authorities to put cross-border territories at the heart of their public action and showcase France’s ambitions for cross- border territories at the European level in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Poll on border cities (10/05/2022)
What are the main obstacles hampering joint cross-border disaster risk management?
Global Borders: Inheritances and Shared Memories in the Euroregion Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia and Eurocidades (24/04/2022)
This 3-day conference in Olivenza, Extremadura, will present the latest research about the intersection between border regions and Global Studies, with a dedicated focus on the Euregion Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia and its ‘Eurocidades’.
Please register for the seventh edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' on Thursday 10 March, 10:00CET (08/03/2022)
Following the success of the six previous episodes of the ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ series, the next edition will take place on 10 March 2022, and focus on the role of border-cities in promoting territorial development in border regions.
Poll on border cities (08/03/2022)
What are, in your opinion, the main advantages of cross-border cities? What are the main challenges of cross-border cities?
Sixth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on European Youth for Cross-border Cooperation. What lessons have been learnt? (08/03/2022)
The sixth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ organised by the Border Focal Point Network, was held on February 3rd and inspired by the 2020’s ‘Manifesto for Young People by Young People to Shape the European Cooperation Policy’ and the Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) programme. The focus of the event, particularly fit-for-purpose in the context of the European Year of Youth in 2020, aimed at stressing the importance of young people’s involvement in civic life.
Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates - Border cities: champions of development and integration in cross border regions (10/03/2022)
Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates - Border cities: champions of development and integration in cross border regions
Join us for the Massive Open Online Course on Interreg and European territorial cooperation (23/02/2022)
We are excited to announce the launch of an innovative join initiative between the European Commission and a consortium led by the University of Strasbourg: the first MOOC on Interreg will be commencing on March 7th.
Please register for the sixth edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' on Thursday 3 February, 10:00 CET (19/01/2022)
Following the success of the five episodes of the ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ series in 2021, the next edition will take place on 3 February 2022, and focus on the role of youth in cross-border cooperation.
Poll on the role of youth in cross-border cooperation (19/01/2022)
The involvement of young people in cross-border cooperation is at the heart of the next ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’. What should be done to improve the involvement of young citizens in cross-border collaboration? What should be the main focus of cross-border programmes to attract young people?
Fifth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on Cross-border public transport: route towards integration of border regions. What lessons have been learnt? (19/01/2022)
As highlighted by Mr Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit at DG REGIO, the development of cross-border public services is necessary if we wish to fulfil the potential of border regions. Cross-border public transport plays a key role in improving the accessibility of public services (health, education etc.), and as such has a transformative impact on the lives of those living in border regions.
Beyond Borders Breakfast Debates - European Youth for Cross-border Cooperation (03/02/2022)
The sixth instalment of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast debates' kicks off the 2022 European Year of Youth with a debate on how young people can get engaged in cross-border affairs. It follows up on the publication of the Manifesto for Young People by Young People to Shape the European Cooperation Policy, a bottom-up initiative by the IVY volunteer programme, which gets youth aged 18-30 involved in cross-border and trans-national programmes and projects. The debate will also feature representatives from cross-border youth associations and projects, and a discussion on the promotion of young people involvement in cross-border affairs.
Mapping obstacles and finding solutions for public transport provision in cross-border regions (20/01/2022)
With about 30% of the EU population living in internal border regions, identifying the specific challenges these regions face is not a peripheral concern, but a crucial one.
Launch event for b-solutions' newest publications - a celebration (08/12/2021)
On Friday 10th December, European Commission’s DG REGIO and the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) will publish five booklets with information that can help stakeholders learn more about cross-border cooperation, and opportunities to enhance it. Together with representatives of DG REGIO and AEBR, participants in b-solutions and experts involved will present these publications and discuss the knowledge gained, in a 1-hour online celebration.
Poll on cross-border public transport (23/09/2021)
Cross-border public transport is at the heart of the next ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’. What is the main obstacle for initiating cross-border public transport in your region? What would be the main benefits from ensuring cross-border connections by public transport?
Please register for the fifth edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' on Thursday 2 December, 10:00 CET (23/11/2021)
Following the success of the fourth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ in September, the next edition of the series will focus on 'cross-border public transport: the route towards integration of border regions'.
Fourth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on EU border regions: living labs of European integration. What lessons have been learnt? (23/11/2021)
Years of good neighbourly relations have proven to make border regions more resilient and, despite some form of social and political polarisation being raised with the COVID-19 pandemic, the solidarity experienced in the border areas has further shed light on their potential.
Calendar of events (23/11/2021)
Check out our calendar of events covering a wide range of topics.
Beyond Borders Breakfast Debates - EU border regions: Living labs of European integration (28/09/2021)
This Fourth ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates’ is inspired by the recent European Commission’s report of the same name which highlights the critical importance of cross border cooperation as a test bed for European integration, both inside and outside its external borders. This event will be an opportunity to discuss the progress made in boosting growth and cohesion in border regions and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the light of the challenges of climate change and the need for a sustainable recovery.
Please register for the fourth edition of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' (23/09/2021)
Following the success of the third ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ in June, the next edition of the series will take place on 28th September and will focus on EU border regions: Living labs of European integration.
11th EGTC Platform Meeting (30/09/2021)
What is the future of cross-border cooperation in the European Union? Take part to the 11th EGTC Platform meeting to find out. Participants will discuss transnational cooperation in the European Union taking into consideration the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
European Week of Regions and Cities (11/10/2021)
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
Third ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ on Border regions & the European Green Deal: managing the clean energy transition. What lessons have been learnt? (23/09/2021)
The European Green Deal puts the EU on a path to climate neutrality by 2050, through deep decarbonisation of all sectors of the economy and higher greenhouse gas emission reductions. Energy transition will have a strong impact in fulfilling the Green Deal. With a strong territorial dimension where cross-border regions can also bring added value given the nature and scale of the challenge, the energy transition brings important benefits for regional and local development.
Poll on the integration of border regions (23/09/2021)
The integration of border regions is at the heart of the next ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’. How does the national authority of your country perceive cross-border cooperation? What would you recommend to maximize border regions potential?
EU Border Regions: Living labs of European integration (24/08/2021)
Dear Border colleagues,