Promoting good neighbourly relations
Our multi-faceted cross-border policy includes promoting confidence-building measures to improve tolerance and good neighbourly relations, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public-run services through shared facilities and services, establishing transfrontier co-operation bodies for maintaining and improving transfrontier relations, as well as catering for the specific needs of cross-border populations, such as taxation and social security rights of transfrontier workers, amongst many other things.
The sharp increase in the number of Euroregions in the 1990s, following the end of the division of Europe, is symptomatic of the growing importance of transfrontier co-operation in Europe, and today nearly all European local or regional authorities lying along borders are party to some form of transfrontier co-operation.
Aims of Transfrontier Co-operation
Manual on Removing Obstacles to Cross Border Cooperation
CETS 206 - Protocol No. 3 to the European Outline Convention
Committee of Experts on local and regional government institutions and co-operation (LR-IC) (former subcommittee)
Committee of Experts on Transfrontier Co-operation (LR-CT) (former subcommittee)
Committee of Advisers (former subcommittee)
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to Transfrontier Co-operation
SWOT 1 - Central Europe
SWOT 2 - Northern Europe
SWOT 3 - Comprehensive Overview
Address by Mr Auke van der Goot at the seminar on the
"Legal status of cross-border cooperation structures", Vilnius, 5-6 December 2006