Last week, GECT Alzette Belval, Pôle Métropolitain Frontalier du Nord Lorrain and PRO-SUD welcomed for two days a delegation from the OCDE to exchange and conduct an intensive field visit to discuss our cross-border governance and support us to improve our cross-border mechanism.
Indeed, the border area between France and Luxembourg is one of the most dynamic cross-border regions in Europe, particularly in terms of its trans-boundary labour market and mobility.
Context of the study:
On 25 February, the European Commission and the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions & Cities formally launched the “Building More Resilient Cross-border Regions” project in Brussels. The 15-month project supports cross-border regions build resilience and enhance citizen well-being. It looks at how multi-level governance arrangements, and the co-development of strategies and public services can help cross-border regions achieve common development objectives.
The project works with 5 pilot regions to develop blueprints for action. It will also develop an analytical tool to help other regions identify how to improve their cross-border governance. The implementing partners in the five pilot regions are:
- Andorra, France and Spain: Comunidad de Trabajo de los Pirineos Communauté de Travail des Pyrénées
- Belgium and France: Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai
- France and Luxembourg: GECT Alzette Belval, POLE METROPOLITAIN FRONTALIER DU NORD LORRAIN & PRO-SUD
- Lithuania and Poland: The “Euroregion Niemen” Association and Alytus City Municipality
- Portugal and Spain: AECT Rio Minho