On Europe Day, 9 May 2014, the Assembly of the European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTS) “Euroregion without borders” was held in Poreč, organized by the Region of Istria, Veneto Region, Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and Region Carinthia. On this occasion, the decision of the accession of the Region of Istria was adopted, and therefore, Istria will became the first Croatian region joining this kind of regional cooperation.

On the first Assembly of EGTC held on Croatian territory, three of the members of ALDA participated – Region of Istria, Veneto Region and Autonomous region Friuli Venezia Giulia. It was attended by the President of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Debora Serracchiani, President of the Region of Carinthia Peter Kaiser and President of Veneto Region Luca Zaia.

Istria, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia are very active members in the work of ALDA, with the President Oriano Otočan coming from the Region of Istria and Vice President Alessandro Perelli from the the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia. In the Region of Istria, the Agency of Local Democracy in Brtonigla has been active active for many years.

The opportunity for joining such a group for the Region of Istria opened after the Croatian accession to the EU in July 2013. As part of an EGTC, regions will be able to cooperate more closely in the areas of renewable energy, environment, transport, culture, education, health, social welfare, research and development, agriculture, tourism, rural development, etc.

European grouping of territorial cooperation “Euroregion without borders” enables stronger connection between regions and the development of common projects. From the Croatian accession to the EU, the borders between border areas of Croatia, Italy and Austria are becoming less relevant. Also, EGTC goals have in mind common services for the benefit of citizens. The importance of cooperation within the EGTC “Euroregion without borders” has great importance in the possibility to onnect the activities of two European macro-regional strategies, Danube strategy and Adriatic-Ionian strategy, which is still in development.

On Europe Day, 9 May 2014, the Assembly of the European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTS) “Euroregion without borders” was held in Poreč, organized by the Region of Istria, Veneto Region, Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and Region Carinthia. On this occasion, the decision of the accession of the Region of Istria was adopted, and therefore, Istria will became the first Croatian region joining this kind of regional cooperation.

On the first Assembly of EGTC held on Croatian territory, three of the members of ALDA participated – Region of Istria, Veneto Region and Autonomous region Friuli Venezia Giulia. It was attended by the President of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Debora Serracchiani, President of the Region of Carinthia Peter Kaiser and President of Veneto Region Luca Zaia.

Istria, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia are very active members in the work of ALDA, with the President Oriano Otočan coming from the Region of Istria and Vice President Alessandro Perelli from the the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia. In the Region of Istria, the Agency of Local Democracy in Brtonigla has been active active for many years.

The opportunity for joining such a group for the Region of Istria opened after the Croatian accession to the EU in July 2013. As part of an EGTC, regions will be able to cooperate more closely in the areas of renewable energy, environment, transport, culture, education, health, social welfare, research and development, agriculture, tourism, rural development, etc.

European grouping of territorial cooperation “Euroregion without borders” enables stronger connection between regions and the development of common projects. From the Croatian accession to the EU, the borders between border areas of Croatia, Italy and Austria are becoming less relevant. Also, EGTC goals have in mind common services for the benefit of citizens. The importance of cooperation within the EGTC “Euroregion without borders” has great importance in the possibility to onnect the activities of two European macro-regional strategies, Danube strategy and Adriatic-Ionian strategy, which is still in development.