Borders & the Future of Europe: TEIN4Citizens project meets the citizens' dialogue


What kind of borders citizens of cross-border regions want for the future Europe? At the European level, current discussions evolve around different border regimes, EU border policies, cross-border cooperation as the driver of European integration and social as well as economic considerations of open or closed borders. At the local level, there are questions about the role of borders in citizens’ daily life, cultural borders and potentials but also challenges of cross-border cooperation.

To find an answers to the questions mentioned above, the conclusive event of the TEIN4Citizens project which is also part of the citizens' dialogue the EGTC Strasbourg-Ortenau at the Franco-German border, will discuss four different topics relevant for the daily life of citizens living in cross-border areas in different online workshops.

These workshops will take place in German and French language from 12.04. to 16.04., more information can be found here.

Finally, the closing ceremony will be held as a round table in a hybrid form in Strasbourg/Kehl at the Franco-German border. This panel discussion which takes place on 22.04. (3-5pm), offers the opportunity to discuss the work done in the workshops and the issues raised there with representatives from the European Parliament and Commission as well as local/regional politicians and citizen representatives. Questions from citizens will also be answered.

The round table will be translated in English language, to register please use this link.

Deadline for registration is April 6th.

For any questions concerning the event or the registration form, please contact


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Trimis de Nathalie VERSCHELDE la Joi, 02/25/2021 - 11:43

Very happy to see that cross-border citizens' dialogues are developing in several regions and are seen as a very important input for the on-going debate on the future of europe...  For sure, the rest of Europe can take a lot from what is happening in most cross-border regions, especially when it comes to working together and showing solidarity.  The current pandemic might have put closed borders back on the agenda, it has also demonstrated the value of solidarity across borders and the central importance of knowing each other and building trust.  Looking forward to hearing what cross-border citizens make of it all...