Details of Treaty No.169

Protocol No. 2 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning interterritorial co-operation
Title Protocol No. 2 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning interterritorial co-operation
Reference ETS No.169
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 05/05/1998  - Treaty open for signature by the States signatory to the Outline-Convention
Entry into Force 01/02/2001  - 4 Ratifications.
Summary

The Protocol aims to strengthen inter-territorial co-operation between European countries. It follows the Council of Europe's declaration at the Vienna 1993 summit to build a tolerant and prosperous Europe through transfrontier co-operation.

The Protocol complements the existing Convention and Protocol which are concerned with relations between adjacent communities that share common borders. These two legal texts have proved so successful that twinning agreements have begun to spring up between areas that are further apart. Protocol 2 will act as a legal text to cover these new arrangements. It recognises the right of authorities to make such agreements and sets out a legal framework for them to do so.


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