AEBR strives to promote cross-border cooperation, in Europe and other continents.
Its mission is the representation of the common interests of border and cross-border regions inside and outside the European Union, identifying obstacles to cooperation and possible solutions, and promoting exchanges between stakeholders to enhance CBC and territorial development in general, with full respect to regional diversity.
To achieve its mission, AEBR:
Supporting CBC practices includes the best use of European funds, the development of trans-European networks and infrastructures, the enhancement of cross-border labour markets and services of public interest, the joint management and protection of cross-border natural and cultural resources, the promotion of cross-border value chains, and the enhancement of sustainable and effective policies for the development of these territories, such as tourism, rural development, clean energies, etc.
Specific geographical and topical issues are regarded with special attention: regions at the EU external borders, peripheral, coastal or mountain regions.
AEBR considers border areas as the laboratories of European integration, which happens every day across the “Scars of History”. Our vision is not a Europe without borders but a continent where cross-border territories, formerly places of division, become meeting places for citizens who consolidate the European project every day, making it more diverse, tolerant and solidary.Back to overview