• First meeting of the PAT-TEIN project takes place in Villach (Austria)

    Enabled by a two year European co-financing of the “LEONARDO Partnership Programme” (2010-2012), the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN) has been established and consolidated. The entire network includes now 12 cross-border institutions for training and research, committed to work together in order to build capacities in cross-border territories.

    Drawing on this solid partnership the network has successfully applied for a second LEONARDO Project within the funding scheme of ‘Transfer of Innovation’. The application represents the next logical step for the network to reach a higher level of cooperation, seeking to learn even more from each other and gain a consistent quality of training approaches and successful practices.

    The new two year project is named PAT-TEIN (Professionalizing Actors of Transfrontier Cooperation – Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network), commencing in October 2012.

    PAT-TEIN intends to transfer two innovative & experienced tools available at the French-German-Swiss border to 5 other border regions in Europe. It involves 9 TEIN partners from 6 border regions; comprising a sample of almost all types of borders in Europe: old, new, maritime, overseas, peace-keeping & minority borders.

    The tools that are going to be transferred involve an educational manual to train cross-border project managers and an intercultural guide to moderating cross-border meetings. The aim is to transfer, test and utilize the tools to train future responsible bodies and other actors of cross-border cooperation in five different European border regions.

    The group will furthermore be discussing how to transfer the methodology in order to facilitate the effective application of instruments in other border regions and hence satisfy the increasing need of a professionalization of cross-border actors.

    In the end there will be 5 toolkits on intercultural transfrontier project management with a focus on the intercultural moderation of CB meetings.

    This first consortium meeting of the PAT TEIN project took place from October 30th to 31st in Villach and gave the partners the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the instruments and to start the adaptation process according to each of the five border regions participating.

    The next meeting will be held at the beginning of March in Wisla, Poland, on the Czech-polish border.

    This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  • PAT-TEIN partners

    On the Austrian-Slovene-Italian border:

    • Carinthia University of Applied Sciences www.fh-kaernten.at/

    • University of Ljubljana Faculty of Administration www.fu.uni-lj.si


     On the Czech-Polish-Slovak border:

    • Olza Association www.olza.pl/index.php

    • Institut Euroschola www.euroschola.cz/

    On the Irish-Northern Irish border:

    • Centre for Cross Border Studies www.crossborder.ie/

    In the Spanish-French Border Region of Catalonia:

    • ICRESS Institut Catalan de Recherche en Sciences Sociales – University of Perpignan Via Domitia http://maison-pays-catalans.eu/

    In the French Caribbean Space:

    • Université des Antilles et de la Guyane UAG (CEREGMIA) – Euro Institut Caribéen (E.I.C.) www.ceregmia.eu/EIC

    On the French-German-Swiss border:

    • Euro-Institut www.euroinstitut.org/