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Cross-border public services – latest developments and insights [ESPON CPS 2.0]

AEBR and Spatial Foresight, with the collaboration of the Council of Ostrobothnia, organize the final event of the ESPON CPS 2.0 project. This ESPON project, implemented by Spatial Foresight with the collaboration of AEBR, MOT and other stakeholders, identifies further CPS at EU/EEA internal borders and EU-Pre-accession ones.


// ESPON event on 16 June 2022 in Vaasa, Finland //  15:00 CET (Germany) / 16:00 EET (Finland) //

Auditorium Bruhn, Åbo Akademi University, Rantakatu 2, Vaasa


// Context and objectives //

To inform about the new Cross-border Public Services (CPS) inventory which has been upgraded and updated by the joint efforts of the parallel studies by the DG Regio and ESPON EGTC and based on the previous ESPON targeted analysis completed in 2018.


// Programme* //


Moderator: Sandra Spūle


16:00 – 16:15 Mats Brandt, Regional Mayor Council of Ostrobotnia, welcoming words

Mathias Lindström, Director, Kvarken Council EGTC, showcasing the ferry as a CPS

Keynote speeches
16:15 – 16:25 Andreea China, ESPON EGTC
16:25 – 16:35 Valeria Cenacchi, DG Regio
The conceptual framework of CPS
16:35 – 16:50 Sabine Zillmer, Spatial Foresight
16:50 – 17:00 Michael Dejozé, Managing Director, Euregio Meuse-Rhine, showcasing Grensinfopunkt
  Feedback round & discussion (Q&A by participants)
ESPON CPS 2.0 inventory: updates & visualisation
17:15 – 17:30 Sabine Zillmer, Spatial Foresight
17:30 – 17:35 Ana Belén López Tárraga, Duero-Douro EGTC, Showcasing Efiduero
CPS from the point of view of regional and local authorities
17:35 – 17:45 Pavel Branda, CoR Rapporteur on CPS and Chair of the Cross-border Cooperation Intergroup
  Feedback round & discussion (Q&A by participants)
17:45 – 17:55 Ricardo Ferreira, DG Regio
17:55 – 18:00 Martin Guillermo-Ramírez, Association of European Border Regions

* Session accessible on-site and via Zoom platform for registered participants


This is a new and better definition of CPS, the current CPS inventory, and a very brief survey to identify new CPS to be added to the inventory.


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