12 November 2015, Brussels: PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR – “The participation of the EGTCs in programmes of European Territorial Cooperation”

Co-organised by the CoR and the AEBR
Veranstaltungsort: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors (JDE) Building – Rue Belliard 99, B-1040 Brussels


Brussels, 12 November 2015, 14:30-18:00
Venue: European Committee of the Regions Room JDE 52 -> Map

Interpretation EN – FR – DE – ES – IT (passive)

Since their inception in 2006, the primary function of the European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation is the implementation of cooperation programmes, or parts thereof, or the implementation of operations supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and/or the Cohesion Fund.

The purpose of this seminar is to give an overview at the state-of-the-art of the participation of the EGTCs in programmes of European Territorial Cooperation, identifying their main achievements, the bottlenecks, and the future steps to improve their performance.

The seminar also intends to help the EGTCs to exchange experiences and ideas in order to be able to apply successfully to the new calls of proposals corresponding to the period 2014-2020.

The 2016 edition of the award 'Building Europe across Borders' to EGTCs promoting growth and jobs will be launched in this seminar.

This seminar is co-organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), and is part of the conference on 'The Future of Cross-border Cooperation in Europe' which will take place on 12 and 13 November in Brussels, co-organised by the CoR and the AEBR in collaboration with the European Commission and the Congress of Local and Regional Powers of the Council of Europe in the context of the 25 years of INTERREG.