Following the success of the third ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ in June, the next edition of the series will focus on EU border regions: living labs of European integration.
This Breakfast Debate is inspired by the recent European Commission’s report of the same name which highlights the critical importance of cross border cooperation as a test bed for European integration, both inside and outside its external borders.
Significant progress has been made in boosting growth and cohesion in border regions. Important lessons are being learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the wider context of the challenges of the climate emergency and the need for a sustainable recovery.
At the event, the European Commission will discuss the report and its key findings. Well qualified speakers from the territories will highlight concrete examples of cross-border challenges and their solutions. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the future of the border regions and pathways to maximising their potential.