The European Commission has published a call for expression of interest to participate in pilot projects on cross-border governance (following an initiative by the European parliament): https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-expressions-of-interest/#1.
The main elements are as follows:
Objective of the call:
Under this call, DG Regional and urban policy seeks expressions of interest from cross-border legal entities involved in cross-border issues wishing to improve their multi-level governance and establish (or improve) co-developed, cross-border strategies. Work will be carried out in the framework of a pilot project. The Commission will contract the OECD to provide expertise to the selected pilot cross-border regions. The OECD will work with these regions individually and as a group, as well as with other cross-border stakeholders and institutions, to build the evidence and knowledge bases. The experiences will be disseminated and will feed into reflections on how to improve cross-border governance.
Who can apply under this call?
Applications are eligible if they are submitted either jointly by legal entities from each side of the border or by legal entities which are cross-border by nature (EGTCs, Euroregions, etc.). These legal entities can be local authorities, universities or research centres, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC), Euroregions, etc. (in this case a single legal entity is eligible). These legal entities should be in the EU, in Candidate countries or in Switzerland, Norway, Andorra, Monaco and Liechtenstein.
Deadline for submission of expression of interest:
Friday 30 September 2022