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Under the High Patronage of
Mr Emmanuel MACRON
President of the French Republic

BORDERS FORUM

What if we made a Cross-border deal ?

2-3 December 2024

at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Organised by

ABOUT

The meeting place for cross-border actors

Over the past 20 years, we’ve been living in an increasingly uncertain world, where crisis follows crisis, whether economic, environmental, health, democratic or even military. What if we dared to talk about the future and ask ourselves what our cross-border territories will look like in 2050?

Because over the decades, we have gone from a state of “faith” in Europe to a state of “doubt”, even though Europe is the solution; because at a time of major transitions, resilience must prevail over resignation; and because the everyday Europe and the feeling of belonging to Europe are played out first and foremost at its internal borders, what if we made a societal, democratic and citizen-centric “cross-border deal”?

3

ROUND TABLES

10

WORKSHOPS

30

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

(TO BE CONFIRMED)

program

opening plenary sessions

Monday, December 2nd

The afternoon of this first day will be devoted to questions of citizenship, solidarity and sovereignty, addressed through high-level conferences and round table discussions.

Technical workshops

Tuesday morning, December 3rd

The second day will introduce a new feature to the Borders Forum: technical workshops!

Spread across 5 CIUP houses, 10 workshops will bring participants together to discuss a variety of themes, including democracy, urbanization, mobility, ecological planning, health, and much more!

CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS

Tuesday afternoon, December 3rd

On the afternoon of the second day, representatives from each workshop will share their work, before a final round table closes the event.

10 WORKSHOPS, 5 HOUSES

Cross-border citizenship and participatory democracy

Cross-border planning and urban development

Water and “living,” challenges for cross-border basins

Cross-border public services

International workshop: cross-border financial solidarity

Civic engagement through cross-border culture

Cross-border transport and mobility

Ecological planning, from a French perspective

Cross-border health and healthcare facilities

Cross-border living areas at the EU’s external borders

... more info to come !

With our partners

With the support of

MISSION OPERATIONNELLE TRANSFRONTALIERE
38, rue des Bourdonnais,
 75001 Paris

mot@mot.asso.fr

(+33) 01 55 80 56 80