Territorial cooperation

The administrative and national boundaries have historically represented the constraints to development of European regions. For this reason, one of the key objectives of cohesion policy is to promote cooperation between the various regions, cities and territories in Europe. t33 believes that the added value of territorial cooperation lies in the fact that the needs and problems of areas of cooperation may find better solutions if several countries approach the problem together, coordinate their activities, exchange information and communicate on an ongoing basis.

t33’s approach in this field is based on experiences developed working with structural funds as well as sectoral programmes directly managed by the EU. Participation in numerous European projects has made us aware of the fact that the most significant results are intangible: exchange of good practices, definition of intervention models, establishment of permanent networks.

As a consequence, t33 is committed to the management and capitalisation of these intangible effects and their transfer to a policy level close to the citizens.

By providing assessment services and technical assistance to programs and projects of territorial cooperation (ALCOTRA, Alpine Space, IPA, ENPI), t33 offers a model of regional cooperation which combines robustness of results and the supranational values of effects.

Nicola Brignani is in charge of Territorial cooperation.