Basel, Dreiländereck, Photo/Foto: TES.

Upper Rhine Region Cooperation

The president of the Collectivité européenne d’Alsace (CeA), Frédéric Bierry, and president of the government of the Basel-Stadt canton, Beat Jans, signed a letter of intent last March to intensify cross-border cooperation and relations between the two regions.

The agreement covers European policy, climate and energy, healthcare, urban development, infrastructure and mobility, bilingualism, and regional dialects.

Baden-Württemberg and Canton Basel-Stadt signed a similar declaration of intent in April 2022. These declarations are a big step forward for cooperation between these regions.

They cover many areas of cross-border cooperation. These include further developing the INFOBEST network into a cross-border service centre and intensifying cooperation within the Trinational Eurodistrict Basel (TEB) structure.

(Source and further information: Regio Basiliensis)