Invitation to participate in a survey on Cross-border Public Services (CPS) :

The survey will be open until 15 March 2018. All responses will be kept confidential.


ESPON, the EU cooperation programme, and the Association of European Border Regions invite you to participate in a survey on the Cross-border Public Services (CPS). Please find attached the official Survey invitation. If you do not operate CPS yourself, please enter the contact details of operators in your area. Alternatively, you are welcome to forward the request for participation in the survey to these CPS operators (please add the attached invitation from ESPON). In parallel, we are also contacting CPS providers we could identify in the research done so far. Even if a CPS provider may have received our invitation to the survey, another invitation from you, being located in their region may stimulate their responsiveness.

In this context, we would like to point out once again that this survey is not about cross-border cooperation in itself, but about cross-border public services. Examples are:

- Joint public transport services by bus, rail and ferries

- Joint facilities or steady cooperation in the field of culture and cultural heritage

- Joint day-to-day healthcare and hospital care

- Schools with joint education, steady cooperation between schools and public authorities for facilitating the exchange/mobility of pupils and teachers

- Joint information and advice services facilitating the mobility of workers on the cross-border labour market and their access to neighbouring social insurance systems

- Joint digital service infrastructures and digital public services (incl. e-Government)

- Joint management of national parks, natural reserves, nature parks, landscape parks or conservation areas and geo-parks

- Joint treatment of solid waste and of sewage water, joint drinking water provision

- Joint flooding management

- Joint services providing advice to all citizens on cross-border matters and/or facilitating the administrative handling of “cross-border life events” of citizens

More fields and categories of CPS are listed in the survey.

The results of this survey are scheduled for publication in November 2018 and will be shared with all respondents.

For answering the survey you may select 6 different EU languages (English, German, French, Slovenian, Portuguese, Spanish and Danish). The survey will be open until 15 March 2018. All responses will be kept confidential.

Click here to answer the survey: CPS Survey

Many thanks for your cooperation!

Your AEBR CPS team

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