The blurring of borders when it comes to the labour market, housing market, culture and healthcare creates opportunities to make much better use of the economic potential of border regions. Cross-border infrastructure is essential to achieve this and, in turn, requires effective collaboration between regional and national governments and clear governance.
We can help you to design and structure cooperation and governance processes to realize a range of cross-border projects, including infrastructure. As an illustration: we are currently leading the research phase to develop a cross-border rail project in the North Sea Port area between Ghent and Terneuzen. This is a joint assignment from a Dutch-Belgian port and regional partners from Belgium and the Netherlands with European co-funding. We have designed a cross-border project structure in which the Dutch and Belgian regions and municipalities work together. A binational steering group and core team manage the substantive aspects, the agreements related to joint funding and concerted decision-making processes; We act as project lead.