Survey: Cross-border obstacles between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries

The European Commission, DG REGIO has launched a study “Cross-border obstacles between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries”. Spatial Foresight, in cooperation with EureConsult and t33 perform this study.

Survey: Cross-border obstacles between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries

The study will provide an inventory of all important cross-border obstacles and further analyse them and develop guidance to support regional and local stakeholders working in the field of cross-border cooperation and IPA-CBC programmes.

This survey aims to collect information on obstacles and solutions for cross-border cooperation between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries. Particular attention will be paid to the different nature of obstacles, i.e. political, legal and administrative obstacles and geographical, socio-economic and cultural obstacles. Understanding these aspects is particularly relevant to adapt policy making and propose relevant instruments and tools to ease border obstacles and their impacts. The survey focuses on the situation of cross-border cooperation and interaction prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more