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Cross-Border Cooperation (Interreg V A)

  • Posted on: 06.08.2012
  • Abbreviation: CBC / Interreg V A

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Cross-Border Cooperation

European Cross-Border cooperation aims to tackle common challenges identified jointly in the border regions and to exploit the untapped growth potential in border areas, while enhancing the cooperation process for the purposes of the overall harmonious development of the Union. It supports sustainable development along the EU’s external borders, helps reducing differences in living standards and addressing common challenges across these borders. It was first recognised as such in the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) regulation for the period 2007-2013. This was confirmed for the period 2014-2020 in the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) regulation adopted in March 2014.

Cross border cooperation deal with a wide range of issues, which include: (I don´t understand if these ones are general or only for 2007-2013 period)

  • Encouraging entrepreneurship, especially the development of SMEs, tourism, culture and cross-border trade;
  • Improving joint management of natural resources;
  • Supporting links between urban and rural areas;
  • Improving access to transport and communication networks;
  • Developing joint use of infrastructure;
  • Administrative, employment and equal opportunities work.

And with specific investments in:

  • innovation,
  • health care,
  • education,
  • employment,
  • labour mobility.

The new 2014-2020 period requires each of the 60 programmes to be more focused in terms of results and priorities, in line with the new reformed EU Cohesion Policy. This ensures maximum impact and even more effective use of the investments. The CBC budget for the period 2014-2020 is currently EUR 6.6 billion.

Cooperation programmes (interactive map)

For further information, please visit the following websites:

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index.cfm/en/policy/cooperation/european-territorial/cross-border/

https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/regions/eu-neighbourhood-region-and-russia/eu-support-border-cooperation-eu-neighbourhood-and-russia_en

 

 

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