The Committee of the Regions has launched a Europe-wide consultation on EU rules for cross-border cooperation. Organised jointly with the European Commission, the EU Council presidency “trio” and the Interact Programme, the consultation fwill remain open for contributions until 20 July. Its results will feed into the review of the relevant EU legislation, which is scheduled for early 2011.
Since 2006 the European Union has made available to local and regional authorities a purpose-built tool for cross-border cooperation: The so-called ‘European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation’, or EGTC. The forthcoming report on the implementation of the EGCT regulation and proposals for its revision presents a window of opportunity to improve the concept even further in view of local experiences. Please, read more here.