The important issue is now to facilitate the organisation of that metropolitan area and to have structural actions strengthening a sustainable conurbation in a competitive world-wide environment. An intensification of the cross-border territorial cohesion requires an evolution of the governance in the coming years.
Today, the two national spokesmen leading the Eurodistrict agree on the necessity to explore new methods of governance so as to pass from the existing cooperation to a more integrated form of collaboration, through the establishment of a co-decision process.
The EGTC is considered as a step to move progressively towards a European local government.
Exchanges of innovative methods with the other partners of the EGTC URBACT project will be a source of new ideas. The challenge is to intensify visibility for the inhabitants and to enhance the involvement of civil society.
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