The implementation of future policies requires innovative systems of co-operation. The Ister-Granum EGTC is the political framework of the coming governance. Still, the content of that governance needs to be defined in details. The change of national legislation due to the local needs in border areas is a long and an uncertain process. However a cross-border area having an EGTC could be seen as a spatial laboratory of legislative experimentation.
The EGTC URBACT project will help the Ister-Granum area to get experiences from the other cross-border conurbations facing the same issues.