Period IV

Bild/Foto: Regio Basiliensis,

Association Regio Basiliensis

The Association is the Swiss partner for the Upper Rhine cooperation and the competence centre to foster cross-border activities with France and Germany.

It aims to provide incentives from the Swiss side designed to develop the Upper Rhine area into a cohesive European border region and to actively contribute to attaining this objective.

Since it was founded in 1963, Regio Basiliensis has played a major role in shaping regional cooperation and has contributed significantly to most trinational achievements.

Through its active participation as a member of various European regional organizations, the Association also has a long track record of involvement at a European level.

In 1969, the cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt established the intercantonal coordination office as an adjunct to the association. The canton of Aargau joined in 1996, and the cantons of Jura and Solothurn in 2003.

The Association is active in the Upper Rhine area with 6 million inhabitants and the trinational agglomeration around Basel with 0.9 million inhabitants.

Partners are government bodies and public corporations.

Within the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) framework of the European Union, namely Interreg, and the New Regional Policy (NRP) of the Swiss Confederation, the Regio Basiliensis acts as the regional coordination office for the cantons of Northwestern Switzerland and the Swiss federal government.

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