• B-solutions 2.0’s open call for proposals: Solving Cross-Border Obstacles

    TEIN wishes to draw your attention on the b-solutions 2.0’s open call for proposals.

    b-solutions is an initiative of the European Commission’s DG REGIO and the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) addressing local actors in border regions. With the objective of improving cooperation across borders, it looks at:

    – Collecting information about difficulties encountered in EU internal, EU-EFTA and EU-IPA border regions in various thematic areas (institutional cooperation, public services, labour market and education and European Green Deal);

    – Finding solutions to address them.

    Public bodies (regions, municipalities, universities, hospitals, etc.) and cross-border structures such as Euroregions and EGTCs are invited to take part to b-solutions 2.0’s open call for proposals to receive support identifying solutions to legal and administrative obstacles.

    Selected cases will receive technical assistance from experts (including members of the TEIN network) with sound knowledge of cross-border cooperation, selected through an open call for interest. After a deep analysis which often includes a field visit, the expert drafts a case report highlighting solutions to overcome the obstacle. The report is a useful tool for local actors to move towards a possible solution.

    Moreover, the evidence collected will help raise awareness on cross-border cooperation and on ways forward to promote solutions at the local, national and European level to support border regions.

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with immediate implementation, and can be submitted via a simple online form, in any European language.

    The call for proposals is open until 10 November 2023.

    More information and the link to apply can be found here: https://www.b-solutionsproject.com/call-for-proposals. The b-solutions team is at disposal to exchange individually via Zoom to clarify doubts or guide through the application. A call can be planned via this link: https://calendly.com/b-solutionsaebr/30min.

    Please share this information around you in border regions to inform stakeholders about the opportunity to find solutions to border obstacles by participating in the open call for proposals of b-solutions.

    Contact: b-solutions@aebr.eu.