Let’s celebrate 20 years of European Territorial Cooperation !

From September 30th to October 1st, a conference is organised in Brussels to celebrate the 20th anniversary of European territorial cooperation programmes, known as INTERREG.

Since the creation of the INTERREG programme in 1990, European Territorial Co-operation has taken on added importance, to the point of becoming a specific objective of Cohesion Policy. From 30 September to 1 October, representatives of the 27 Member States are meeting together in Tournai (Belgium) in the presence of Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, and Rudy Demotte, Minister-President of the Walloon Government, to examine this co-operation and discuss its future.

Several successful cross-border, transnational and interregional projects will be showcased, including the project FLAPP, bringing together 15 Member States to manage floods in at-risk areas. An exhibition is also open to the general public.

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