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1- Legal form

Local Cross-border Cooperation grouping as defined by the Karlsruhe agreement

2- General aim and main mission of the institution

The Euro-Institut is a structure specialized in basic/continuing education and consulting on cross-border cooperation.We are a bicultural (French-German) non-profit organisation, founded in 1993. Our team is binational, bilingual and bicultural. Therefore we can provide neutrality in all our approaches and projects.From the institutional point of view, we are financed by German partners (Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, cities of Kehl, Achern, Lahr, Oberkirch, Freiburg and Offenburg, Ortenau District) as well as French partners (French State, Region of Alsace, Departement of the Lower Rhine, City of Strasbourg). Our main aim is to facilitate cross-border cooperation, mainly in the Upper-Rhine region.

3- Description of the role of the institution regarding cross-border issues:

Our activity is completely dedicated to cross-border cooperation.

Our aims include the following:

  • To improve cross-border cooperation through education and consulting with regard to public policy
  • To contribute to the resolution of problems resulting from different politico-administrative systems and bases
  • To develop tools and methods that can be used by other cross-border territories in Europe.

Our primary target groups are:

  • The public service sector from France, Germany, Switzerland and other European countries
  • Actors involved in cross-border cooperation from the semi-public and private sectors

We offer:

  • Basic training in cross-sectoral competences
  • Advanced training in specific policies issues
    • Training in EU affairs
    • Conferences on current issues of cross border cooperation
    • Tailor-made training session
    • Publications
    • Exchange between civil servants
    • Language courses
    • Support (counselling, studies, coaching) in cross-border projects
    • Neutral intercultural moderation of cross-border meeting