Meeting of German actors involved in territorial cooperation and neighbours with DG Regio at the EU Representation in Berlin on 12 September 2019:


Prior to the conference organised by the German Ministry of Interior, Construction and Community on 13 September, the Association of European Border Regions invited Dirk Peters, Senior Expert for European territorial cooperation, EGTC and ECBM at the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, and representatives of Euroregions, Interreg Programmes as well as National Authorities involved in territorial cooperation on German borders to meet on 12 September 2019 at the Representation of the European Commission in Berlin, to discuss the Commission’s Cohesion Package proposal and most controversial aspects which particularly affect border and cross-border regions.

The meeting gave the opportunity to stakeholders to exchange views on the new elements included in the next programming period elaborated by the European Commission. About 40 participants engaged in a lively dialogue with Mr Peters, who illustrated the perspective of DG Regio.

Of particular interest have been the modifications proposed by the new European Commission, the regulation of Small Projects Funds, the implementation of Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and the perspectives of the European Cross-Border Mechanism (ECBM).

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