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Expert Meeting on the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation

The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) is a legal tool introduced by the EU in 2006 to promote cooperation between European regions and states. Twenty-four EGTCs currently exist and have a variety of forms and tasks: some of them encourage cross-border, transnational and inter-regional cooperation, while others have specific purposes (such as managing a cross-border hospital).

On Friday, April 20, 2012, an expert meeting on the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation will be held at European Academy Bozen/Bolzano. The meeting is organised by the Institute for Minority Rights and the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism in cooperation with the common office of the Euregio Tirol - Südtirol - Trentino. Four functioning EGTCs will participate: the EGTC Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, the EGTC Euroregion Pyrénées-Méditerranée, the EGTC Ister-Granum and the EGTC Europaregion Tirol-Südtirol-Trentino. The purpose of these closed workshop is to assess these four different EGTC case studies within the two themes “legitimacy” and “policy-oriented projects.”

Within the first theme, case-by-case presentations will be made on issues regarding the structure of their institutions, administration and decision-making. In the second, the four participating EGTCS will make case-by-case presentations of their policy fields, tasks, and concrete examples of current projects.

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