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Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates - Cross-border Public Service Cooperation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates - Cross-border Public Service Cooperation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Border Focal Point Network is proud to announce the launch of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' series. The events have been designed to highlight ways in which cross-border regions can be supported in tackling specific problems, building on their many assets. The debates will provide the opportunity for stakeholders and policy experts to convene and discuss the continued challenges and obstacles to cross border cooperation.

The first of the 'Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debates' will take place on the 9th of February 2021 at 10:00-11.45AM CET.

The inaugural debate will focus on cross-border public service cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a morning briefing where experts will present their insights into the topic, before a moderated Q&A will provide the opportunity to get involved and take part in the discussion.

The session will cover topics such as; current cross-border public service provisions; the impact COVID-19 has had on cooperation in the European border areas; best practices to mitigate negative border effects; as well as exploring the role that cross - border public services can play with regard to the recovery strategies.

Meet our speakers:

  • Pascal Boijmans, DG REGIO
  • Martin Guillermo-Ramirez, AEBR, b-solutions
  • Jean Peyrony, La Mot
  • Dirk Peters, DG REGIO
  • Nicolas Rossignol, ESPON
  • Brigitte van der Zanden, EU Prevent
  • Nathalie Verschelde, DG REGIO
  • Julia Winkler, Health across

In a world coming to grips with the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this session will be a chance for reflection on the role borders played in the initial pandemic response, and an opportunity to convene to plan a productive future for cross border cooperation.

Register here and join in the conversation.

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