2021-2022 Workshops

In 2021-2022, French actors are participating in 12 working groups in order to develop contributions and common positions in the perspective of the World Urban Forum 11 in Katowice. These different workshops are led by members and hosted by the PFVT.

International and cross-border cooperation

Public policies are most of the time part of delimited territories, whether at the level of States (sovereignty) or local authorities (localism). Hence the issue of interterritoriality, of territorial cooperation, which can take on a cross-border dimension. Because there will always be coexistence of institutional territories and functional territories, which it is by definition not possible to make completely coincide: it will always be necessary to cooperate.


  • Fostering a world of balanced (inter)territorial networks by moving from a European Urban Agenda to a true European Territorial Agenda
  • Recognize cross-border living areas by facilitating access to care for cross-border workers: the example of health areas; by setting up common water resource management systems: the example of watersheds; by installing cross-border smart electricity networks: the example of Smart Border
  • Promote a societal and democratic Cross-border Deal as a global cross-border strategy, through the development of “all ages” cross-border and European education and the definition of
  • Euroregional constituencies with elected representatives

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