• highlighting and clarifying the special problems and specific opportunities for border and cross-border regions at both national and European levels;
  • helping to solve cross-border problems and to implement joint Europe-wide and national actions;
  • making the most of the advantages of a Europe-wide network offering services specifically geared towards border and cross-border regions;
  • actively contributing towards a European policy that takes account of public interests and concerns and helping to foster mutual understanding and tolerance and break down barriers between the peoples of Europe.