ITEM is working together with French MOT on border impediments

The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM and Mission Opérationelle Transfrontalière / MOT are working together. This was the result of the fruitful visit of a triple helix delegation with representatives from ITEM, the Limburgse Werkgevers Vereniging (LWV), DPA, the Province of Limburg and E,TIL to the MOT office in Paris, which took place on Friday 22 January 2016.

ITEM and MOT are joining forces in order to tackle impediments concerning cross-border cooperation.

MOT was founded in 1997 by the French Government in order to be able to offer better operational support to its border regions. MOT is committed to improving cross-border cooperation and provides, among others, information, support, and training on border issues.  Not only does MOT have national reach, it also has a European-wide reach. The organization has partnerships with a variety of actors, including the Province of Limburg.

MOT aspires to be the voice of European border regions and is committed to remedying their specific border impediments in programs and Community legislation. In realizing this goal, MOT actively cooperates with other organizations dedicated to the topic of cross-border cooperation in Europe and in the world. The MOT cooperation with ITEM will focus on the border impact assessment, political atelier, Luxembourg report, and possibly on making joint requests for EU subsidies.  

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