Networking / Information
Since its foundation, AEBR has been establishing and refining a general network of border and cross-border regions, which is not limited to the members of AEBR or the European Union (see map).
In the aftermath of the EU enlargement in the 1990s and due to new contacts with the candidate countries in the 1990s the AEBR network had to provide enormous assistance, advice and support. Thanks to this process, however, a number of new border regions in Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe became part of the network. Today, the European network of AEBR includes more than 200 border structures, whether or not members of AEBR - a development that has not yet come to an end.
Within this network, AEBR has initiated partnerships in order to bring together border regions with similar interests and to have further developed regions provide assistance to others.
AEBR is currently establishing networks that deal with specific cross-border issues, amongst others:
These networks aim to:
- collect, exchange and evaluate examples of good practice that relate to subjects of general interest, as well as to more specific subjects,
- develop proposals for specific cross-border co-operation projects that can be implemented within different EU programmes.
Furthermore, AEBR provides regular up-to-date information on relevant EU dossiers, which are of interest for the border regions. The general newsletter “Partnership in a Europe without Borders” is quarterly published, and there are also sectoral newsletters (e.g. on Health). A “Newsflash” is sent to the members and friends on a monthly basis.