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REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Borders Forum - Cross-border territories: fatalism or resilience?

Borders Forum

21st -  22nd June 2022, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris + online 

Register now: 


Cross-border areas involve 30% of the European population. Two million European workers are cross-border workers. Border regions lie on the periphery of nations but are at the centre of the European Union and its mission. The challenges that plague them are challenges that must be given the attention that they deserve.  

So, in the face of the crises that we have been dealing with for the past 20 years, should we resign ourselves to a situation where countries turn in on themselves and borders are reduced to mere dividing lines? Or are we capable collectively of demonstrating resilience, of adapting to an uncertain world, and of regarding borders as shared territories that are sources of progress? 

Join us on 21-22 June 2022 for the hybrid Borders Forum in Paris, organised in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and supported by the European Commission and Committee of the Regions. 


This event will: 

1. Demonstrate the key role played by cross- border areas in bringing the peoples of Europe together; promote sustainable and inclusive growth; and support European integration. 

2. Convince European and national authorities to put cross-border territories at the heart of their public action. 

3. Showcase France’s ambitions for cross- border territories at the European level in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 


Places are limited, don’t miss your chance to attend: register here


You’ll also be able to find more information on the two-day programme, brimming with expert public, private and academic stakeholders: 

Borders Forum Programme
(3.62 MB - PDF)
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