A new call for proposals within the pilot initiative b-solutions is now open. B-solutions is a project promoted by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). The objective of b-solutions is to identify and promote sustainable methods of resolving obstacles of a legal and/or administrative nature which hinder cooperation along EU internal land borders.
With the call for proposals, applicants can inform about the difficulties that border citizens and businesses still face when interacting across the border in fields such as employment, health, transport, multi-lingualism and information services, just to name a few. The second call of proposals involves public authorities and cross-border entities from internal EU borders, with the possibility to involve also partners of EFTA countries. 35 participants are awarded the support of experts who will help them assess the problem and envisage possible ways to overcome the difficulties.
Eligible applicants are public bodies (national, regional, local) with a national boundary limiting their territory and cross-border entities such as European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTCs), Euroregions, Eurodistricts, Eurocities and similar cross border structures with legal personality, even if they are not public bodies.