• Welcome to the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network

    Border regions represent 40% of the EU territory. Home to a third of the EU’s population, the development of these areas is essential for their competitiveness. Cross-border territories are key areas within the EU, where both the effects of movement towards European integration as well as the remaining obstacles to integration can best be studied, whether this relates to the mobility of people, services, goods or capital. This is why border regions are often described as the laboratories for European integration. However, obstacles to cooperation remain because of the lack of knowledge of the ‘other’ (culture, language, judicial-social-political system) and lack of appropriate methodologies for intercultural work. It is therefore necessary to set up specialised training, counselling and support services tailored to the specific characteristics of each border.

    The Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN), created in 2010, brings together 20 partners from 12 border regions in Europe. All are universities, research institutes or training centres dedicated to the practice of cross-border cooperation in Europe. TEIN’s objective is to build capacity in cross-border contexts in order to strengthen European integration. To this end, TEIN members strive to facilitate cross-border cooperation and provide practical solutions to European cross-border challenges.

Full Members

Full members of the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network

Associate Members

Associate members of the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network