On November 30 – December 1, EAST research fellow Andrei Yeliseyeu attended the conference “Building cross-border territories: Europe for citizens” organized by the Transfrontier Operational Mission (MOT). Hosted by the Committee of the Regions, the conference marked 20th anniversary of the MOT. It was organised around three round tables, addressing the place of civil society in border territories, presenting the achievements of cross-border initiatives, and also looking ahead to the perspectives on post-2020.
Speakers and honorable guests of the conference included Olivier Denert, MOT’s Secretary General, Jean Peyrony, MOT’s Director General, Michel Delebarre, President of the MOT, Jacques Mézard, the French Minister for Territorial Cohesion, Camille Gira, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, and many other practicioners contributing to the cross-border cooperation.
The MOT’s role is to assist project developers, to promote the interests of cross-border territories and to facilitate the networking of players and the sharing of experiences. It acts as the interface between the different stakeholders in order to find cross-border solutions at the right levels. To download MOT’s publication “Cross-border territories: Europe’s laboratory” and other Conference materials.
Andrei Yeliseyeu’s participation was possible thanks to the support provided by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit (GFGZ).