The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commision, would like to recall two ongoing activities which deadlines come to an end this week. Both may be of interest for programmes and projects but they can also be of interest for other stakeholders in border regions.
Call for proposals b-solutions (deadline 11 October) – This aims at identifying specific obstacles that are hampering some type of cross-border exchange, in different sectors including Employment, Healthcare, Transport, Education, Institutional Cooperation. Successful applicants to this call will receive technical support to make the legal analysis to identify the root causes of the obstacle, and to devise a possible solution (the call is managed by the Association of European Border Regions). Regional and local administrations may be interested in submitting one of those cases that impede normal interactions in cross-border regions.
Survey on “overcoming cross-border obstacles” (deadline 11 October) – To ensure that European policy can be closer to the needs of Europeans, the Commission regularly uses public consultations to better know those needs. This consultation is aimed at better assessing how different types of obstacles are affecting cross-border regions, so that the European tools in their support can be better shaped. This is an opportunity to ensure the voices of border stakeholders are heard contributing to better shape political decisions. The survey can be responded by individuals and organisations.
For any queries on the call please refer to the AEBR: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any queries on the survey or the b-solutions context: REGIO-EC-BORDER-FOCAL-POINT@