10 Nov 2017

ITEM Annual Conference 2017

‘Fresh momentum for cross-border cooperation’

So many countries, so many citizens, so many people living in border regions; cooperation is inevitable within Europe. Cooperation across political borders, cooperation to improve administrative borders, finding one another….

After the French elections, there are positive signals of new political initiatives in Brussels that could strengthen the European Union. Meaning that the year 2017 despite Brexit, might not be the year of ongoing political disturbances but of further consolidation and progress. This would be good news. Especially for border regions that depend heavily on open borders, a stable internal market and free movement of citizens.