Technical Assistance and Promotion of Cross-Border Cooperation (LACE-TAP)

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Sep 1996, as a measure undertaken by Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), building on Linkage Assistance and Cooperation for the European Border Regions (LACE), a pilot project implemented by AEBR with the European Commission (EC) between 1990 and 1995. Subtitle: Observatory for Cross-Border Cooperation. First phase completed Mar 1999. Second phase commenced Apr 1999, to accompany INTERREG V until its completion in 2001, including preparation and introduction of INTERREG IIIA. Related programme for Central Europe is Crossborder Cooperation Programme (CBC). Project ended, 31 Mar 2001.


Promote development of cross-border cooperation throughout the European Union; facilitate the effective and regionally specific implementation of Interreg IIA and IIIA; establish local/regional cross-border structures and organizations; strengthen networking among border/cross-border regions; facilitate transfer of information, best practice and expertise in the field of cross-border cooperation.

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Initial activities concentrate on border regions entitled to receive preferential assistance from the European Community, but all regions on internal and external borders of Europe contribute their experience, pass on information and profit from knowledge available in other border regions. Services include: technical assistance; promotion of networking; information dissemination; publicity.


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Subjects *

  • Communication
    • Promotion
  • Government
    • Frontiers
  • Technology
    • Technical
  • Development
    • Assistance
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



Last News Received

1. Jun 2001
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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