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Meeting 3 - Trinec, Czech Republic

27/28 June 2011

The third meeting of TEIN was characterised by the deepening of the co-operation.

Once again the members realised that the unique feature of TEIN is the fact that the network consists of real practical actors of cross border co-operation – rather than being a network far away from the cross border realities and challenges. In this sense TEIN can really be seen as a bottom up approach[1] that represents a unique fusion of actors and an exclusive pool of experts and capacity.

The vision of TEIN is to exchange know-how and good practices within the field of cross border co-operation. In order to make the most out of this exchange and to strengthen the future existence of the network it is essential that the members share, improve and transfer their knowledge in a concrete manner.

Therefore the TEIN members will jointly identify and develop techniques and tools for practical cross border co-operation. As result of the discussion process of the first three meetings the network selected three tools, where they want to co-operate closely.

Furthermore the members discussed, the network charter and logo, whether TEIN should create an own legal structure or not, future funding possibilities and the next meetings. Reflecting the discussion process and the main results of the third meeting this report is divided into 6 parts:

  1. Identified Tools
  2. Form of co-operation (legal form or not?)
  3. The TEIN Charter and Logo
  4. The Future of TEIN – potential Funding opportunities
  5. Cross Border Identity Sheets
  6. Next meetings of the TEIN Network

Footnote

[1] The members represent 9 different border regions within the EU. All of the members are working within the field of cross border co-operation. The shared activities of the partners range from cross border (CB) trainings, CB facilitation, the management and mentoring/advice for CB projects up to scientific studies regarding CB co-operation.

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