Launching Conference URBACT Project

November 2008 - Cross-border conurbations are networking at European level

The launching conference for the “EGTC” URBACT Project (“Expertising Governance for Transfrontier Conurbations”), has been held on Wednesday 19th of November in presence of Michel Delebarre, President of the Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT), Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg, Vice-President of the Urban Community of Strasbourg and Alain Lamassoure, MEP, Vice-President of MOT.

More than 60 cross-border conurbations have been identified in Europe. They represent almost 25 million people.
Astride two or even three borders, they are places where “European citizenship” is lived day-by-day by the inhabitants. It is fundamental for them to define “governance models” enabling to bring together all relevant stakeholders, public and private, from each side of the border, and to implement common work programmes.