EU level



  • Author

    Christian Lüer, Sabine Zillmer (Spatial Foresight)

  • Year of publication


  • Language

    English (EN)



Documentation of the workshop held at the CoR in Brussels on 28 May 2015


The EGTC instrument was created in 2006 and amended in 2013. It offers another opportunity for cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation to improve legal certainty and planning reliability. EGTCs directly promote European Cohesion Policy.

Subsequently, a workshop was held about the EGTC instrument and the discussions focussed on the following questions, like: What has changed due to the amended EGTC regulation and which expectations exist? Which challenges exist with regard to both the foundation process and ongoing work of EGTCs, and how can they be overcome? How may cooperation with approval authorities and between them be optimised? Which support can European institutions provide for interested stakeholders?