International Conference on CBC in Europe: legal frameworks and practice, organized by the Council of Europe and the Government of Croatia in Dubrovnik on 25 May :


The Council of Europe and the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe supports decentralisation as one of its key priorities. In cooperation with the Centre of Expertise for local government reform (, the Croatian Government organized a Conference to discuss and promote legal frameworks, capacity-building tools and data collection in cross-border cooperation in Europe. It was a very good opportunity to discuss with national representatives, cross-border structures and other networks about the use of legal instruments for CBC, in particular EGTC, and how to promote a good use of ECG (Euroregional Cooperation Groupings), the tool developed by the Council of Europe in the Third Additional Protocol to the Madrid Outline Convention, extremely under-utilized.

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