Transnational Programmes at the EU Week of Regions and Cities

What does it take to improve European cities and regions? How can they be made future-ready? For more than 20 years transnational cooperation has helped finding answers to such crucial questions. This year these questions were also at the heart of a couple of initiatives organised jointly by the Interreg Transnational Programmes at the European Week of Regions and Cities

timeline "contructing transational cooperation"

An energetic team of people coming from all transnational programmes and from some of their funded projects informed more than 6 000 participants about why transnational cooperation is so important to build a stronger and better Europe.

In an Ideas Lab, Transnational programmes brainstormed with practitioners and policy makers about the future shape of transnational cooperation. The niche and added value of transnational cooperation was presented on 10 October and the audience had an opportunity to actively contribute to the discussion by sharing their ideas. Outcomes of this session will feed into the policy debate on the future shape of transnational cooperation.

Listen here to the keynote speech of Thomas Wobben from the Committee of Regions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p7p_VR5g5c7

The conclusions of this workshop are nicely encapsulated in this one-page report.

Throughout the whole week the transnational programmes also welcomed visitors at their #MadewithInterreg stand, where staff from programmes and projects took them on a journey into European transnational cooperation. The joint exhibition featured 10 things to know about Transnational Cooperation.