Cross-border Cooperation 

The internal border regions in the European Union cover 40% of the EU's territory, accounting for 30% of its population and hosting almost 2 million cross-border commuters of which 1.3 million are cross-border workers. According to the EU Treaties, the CoR plays a distinct role in cross-border cooperation and is, therefore, the "natural" EU actor in putting forward recommendations on cross-border cooperation, as is the case with the 2021 Resolution on the Future of Cross-Border Cooperation.


Cross-border Cooperation

Since the establishment of the Single Market in 1992, many new opportunities have been created and border regions have become places of economic growth. Nevertheless, many obstacles still remain. Citizens and businesses in border regions continue to encounter difficulties in their daily lives, whether it be finding a job, accessing healthcare, everyday commuting or overcoming administrative problems.


Adopted opinions

Opinions currently in discussion


The COTER commission secretariat oversees cross-border cooperation in the CoR. For any questions, please contact Slaven Klobučar at
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