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What can EGTC bring to Nordic cross-border cooperation?

The Nordic working group on globalisation and cross-border cooperation has published a paper which gives a background on EGTC - European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation and discusses the possibilities to establish EGTCs for cross-border cooperation in the Nordic countries.

The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) is a new EU legal instrument established in 2006 to enhance and facilitate cross-border cooperation throughout the EU. Partners in an EGTC can be local or regional authorities or organisations as well as national authorities. The EGTC instrument differs from previous regulations of cross-border cooperation as it makes it possible to create a legal entity across national borders that can own property and have employees.

EGTC - European Groupings for Territorial Cooperation, Nordregio Electronic Working Paper 2011:1

Lisa Hörnström

Senior Research Fellow