The Commission has launched an EU-wide public consultation on the remaining obstacles to cross border cooperation.:



 

On the occasion of the European Cooperation Day and a week after the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Interreg in Luxembourg on 15th-16th September, Corina Creţu, the Commissioner of Regional and Urban Policy, launched an EU-wide public consultation on the remaining obstacles to CBC, in particular legal and administrative ones which add a burden on cross border activities. This public consultation runs until 21st December 2015 with the intention to take stock of the opinion of 185 million EU citizens living in border regions on the obstacles they are facing in their everyday life and their suggestions on how to overcome them. Initial conclusions will be published in early 2016. This is part of a wider Cross Border Review, which also includes a scientific study on “Easing legal and administrative obstacles in EU border regions”, launched in July 2015 and expected to deliver its final results in the beginning of 2017. It will present a full inventory of border obstacles in the EU, possible solutions to overcome them, case studies for selected policy areas and recommendations for future work. A series of stakeholder workshops are foreseen, involving border region associations, academia, entrepreneurs and others. The first workshop took place in early September 2015.

Here you can take part in the survey: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/overcoming-obstacles-border-regions

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