The Gate to Europe European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation with Limited Liability was registered on 07.05.2012 and contains 36 municipalities from the Hungarian-Romanian border area. The operating area of the EGTC covers a total of 2 617,9 km2, partly affecting the southern part of Nyírség, Érmellék/Valea Ierului, Berettyó and the Hajdúság Landscape Protection Area. The seat of the EGTC is located in the Hungarian city of Nyíradony, the total population of the Group is 200 833.
The general objective of the Gate to Europe EGTC is to strengthen economic and social cohesion among its members in the framework of cross-border cooperation.
The specific objectives of the EGTC are the following:
- elaboration of regional development plans, project development and implementation of projects;
- elaboration of regional development plans, common project development and implementation of projects;
- cooperation for the development of tourism: joint product development, development of tourism infrastructure, joint marketing;
- joint tourism management.