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15th meeting of the Committee of the Regions’ interregional group on CBC (and EGTC)

On 10 February 2021, at 10:00 CET, the CoR’s Integroup on CBC held its 15th session though and online meeting, according to the following agenda:

1. Introduction of the programme, activities of the intergroup
Pavel Branda, chairman of the intergroup

2. CoR activities in the field of CBC and EGTC:
– cross-border citizens alliance, public consultation
– update of European Cross-Border Mechanism (ECBM)
– upcoming CBC relevant opinions
Slaven Klobucar, COTER secretariat, CoR

3. Presentation of the EC study on of the impact of COVID-19 crisis on cross-border
cooperation carried out by MOT
Jean Peyrony, Director general of MOT

4. Activities of AEBR
– b-solutions – 3rd call
– CB patients mobility in selected EU regions project
Martín Guillermo Ramírez, secretary general of AEBR

5. Small project funds and people-to-people projects in Interreg – latest development
Pavel Branda, COTER rapporteur

6. Any other business

Various members of the CoR took the floor to address some of the topics in the agenda: Mr Karl-Heinz Lambertz stressed the need to take action at the governmental level to support the ECBM. The situation of the Irish Border was also highlighted.

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