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Building capacity in cross-border and transfrontier contexts to strengthen European integration

On Monday 17 September, the members of the Transfrontier Euro Institute Network (TEIN) met for their annual meeting at the office of the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels where the TEIN Charter was revised and progress on shared projects and future plans for the network were discussed.

Special thanks goes to the Irish Ambassador who joined the meeting for a short presentation of the Irish Government’s perspective on the Future of Europe and provided an update on the Brexit negotiations.

Reflecting both the changing political context and challenges for cross-border cooperation and the development of TEIN since it was established in 2010, the meeting reviewed its Charter and agreed its central objective is “to build capacity in cross-border and transfrontier contexts to strengthen European integration.”  It was further agreed to formalise the internal structures and decision-making process of the network to ensure that TEIN is in the strongest possible position to develop joint initiatives and meet future challenges. Importantly, it was agreed to open new categories associate and individual membership of the network to others who are willing to work with TEIN for achievement of its objectives.

Picture: TEIN members with Ambassador Declan Kelleher in Brussels

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