b-solutions 2.0: 18 new cases awarded

AEBR is proud to announce the selection of 18 new cases in the framework of the b-solutions initiative.

In cooperation with the Border Focal Point at the European Commission’s DG REGIO, AEBR has launched b-solutions 2.0 call for proposals.

As of 21 October marking the deadline of the first call of b-solutions 2.0, we had received twenty additional submissions from various border regions in Europe. Thank you very much to all applicants!

Following the assessment of the new applications received, eighteen cases addressing legal and/or administrative obstacles hindering cross-border cooperation were selected to receive technical support by legal experts with knowledge of cross-border instances and of specific territories.

The experts – awarded by AEBR and DG REGIO upon participation to a dedicated call for expression of interest – will cooperate directly with the representatives of each case in analysing the obstacle and suggesting solutions.

Discover below the successful applications:

In the thematic area of “Institutional cooperation“:

  • Water governance in European Natural Park of Scarpe Escaut (European Natural Park of Scarpe Escaut Plains)

  • Cross-border acknowledgement of dealer plates (EUREGIO)

  • Boosting Minho River cross-border sharing services (River Minho EGTC)

In the thematic area of “Public services”:

  • Ambulance service across the Schengen border (DKMT Euroregion)

  • Cross-border health insurance in the DKMT Euroregion (DKMT Euroregion)

  • Healthcare follow-up and hospitalisation at home (GECT Alzette Belval)

  • Establishment of a cross-border healthcare center (GECT Alzette Belval)

  • French-Luxembourg emergency management community (GECT Alzette Belval)

  • Cross-border social security affiliations (GECT Alzette Belval)

In the thematic area of “Labour market and education”:

  • Problem to work in both Sweden and Denmark at the same time (Øresunddirekt Sweden / County Administrative Board Skåne)

  • Third country citizens excluded from the labour market in the region (Øresunddirekt Sweden / County Administrative Board Skåne)

  • Mapping cross-border skills involving Employers: Building & Construction (Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia)

  • Mapping cross-border skills involving Employers: Mechatronics (Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia)

  • Mapping cross-border workers and labour market between FVG & Carinthia (Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia)

  • Posting workers to Galicia: easing communication procedures (Galicia Norte Portugal EGTC)

  • Working from home across Borders (Openbaar Lichaam Eurode)

  • Limitations in attending a school in a neighbouring country (EGTC Euregio Meuse-Rhine)

  • Anti-cumulation of parental allowances in cross-border cases (Grenzinfopunkt Aachen-Eurode)

In the thematic area of “European Green Deal”:

  • Funding systems inhibit innovation through testbeds (The Svinesund Committee)

Many thanks again to all the participants! You can find detailed descriptions of the new advice cases on the b-solutions website.

The second b-solutions 2.0 call for proposals is open until 28 February 2023. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with immediate implementation. Therefore, the b-solutions team would like to invite public entities and cross-border structures, located along EU internal land and maritime borders as well as along EU borders with EFTA and with IPA countries, to submit their applications and enhance cross-border cooperation.

Join us!