AEBR announces the launch of the EU pilot initiative “b-solutions”
As of 1 February 2018 Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) will be managing the EU pilot initiative “b-solutions”, which is a 2-year project financed by the EU budget and promoted by the European Commission’s DG REGIO as one of the actions proposed in the referred Communication “Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions”. The Call for Proposals is now open until 30 April 2018.
The general objective of b-solutions is to identify and promote sustainable methods of resolving border obstacles of a legal and/or administrative nature along EU internal land borders.
Public authorities should seize the opportunity offered by b-solutions to test effective ways — in the form of pilot actions — of overcoming border obstacles of a legal and/or administrative nature along EU internal land borders (including also the neighbouring EFTA countries) that can be replicable in other contexts. Each of these pilot actions must focus on one of the topics highlighted in the Communication and accompanying Staff Working Document, i.e. (1) employment, (2) health, (3) transport, (4) multi-lingualism and (5) institutional cooperation. Each of these projects (actions) will have the objective of exploring one specific solution for one specific problem in one specific border. Projects will be implemented during a maximum period of 15 months.
Unfortunately, this project is only addressed to internal EU/EFTA land borders by now.