Third call for proposals for b-solutions opened, while first compendium published

The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) has opened the third call for proposals in the framework of the b-solutions initiative.

Addressing cases where interactions across the border are more difficult because of structural reasons, b-solutions offers an opportunity to authorities in European border regions and to cross-border structures to find solutions to legal or administrative obstacles hindering cross-border cooperation.

If you experience difficulties in your territory because of a lack of coherence of legislation applicable on the different sides of the border, or inconsistencies and overlapping of the different administrative procedures, apply to the third call for proposals opened in the framework of the b-solutions initiative.

With the objective to recognise the specificity of cross-border interactions in the applicable legal and administrative contexts, through b-solutions the awarded applicants will receive legal advice on defining and, eventually, solving, obstacles to cross-border cooperation.

Also, AEBR publishes today the compendium showcasing the analyses of obstacles and solutions fostering cross-border cooperation developed with the previous calls for proposals launched under the b-solutions initiative. 43 cases from different European internal land borders are outlined in detail, emphasising the need to adapt legislations to the specificities of border regions. The compendium with the analyses and its annex with detailed information on each case can be viewed here:


The documents accompanying the third call for proposals are accessible here:

To apply, visit:

The deadline to apply is 21 September 2020.


To apply as a legal expert with knowledge on cross-border cooperation issues, please visit:


b-solutionsis an initiative promoted by DG REGIO and managed by AEBR.

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Iesniedzis Nathalie VERSCHELDE Ce, 09/07/2020 - 11:24

Great news....  the first two calls have proven very successful - you only need to chekc the b-solutions tab on this platform to read it !  I hope we get loads of applications...

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Iesniedzis Angela PINTO Pk, 21/08/2020 - 09:41

Happy to see that b-solutions projects will take place again! For sure we will see many projects showing us different possibilities to enhance cross-border cooperation! I am looking forward to it!