Other cross border cooperation organisations in EUROACE
Other cross border organizations of cooperation:
- LA RAYA/A RAIA
Raya-A Raia is a Portuguese-Extremaduran international organization whose objective is to develop cross border cooperation as a fundamental condition for rural development in the areas where their partners are active.
The Association is currently formed by Local Action Groups and town and district councils along the border that have, or in the past have had, cooperative relationships in the areas on either side of the Spanish-Portuguese border.
The area cover by Raya-A Raia, includes the areas of Sierra de Gata, Las Hurdes, Valle del Alagón, Tajo-Salor-Almonte, Sierra San Pedro-Los Baldíos, Lácara, Olivenza, Sierra Suroestein Extremadura and Beira Interior Sul, specifically the district council of Idanha-a-Nova in Portugal.
TRIURBIR a European Economic Interest Group, formed by four cities, two Spanish (Cáceres and Plasencia) and two Portuguese (Castelo Blanco and Portalegre). On 12th May 1997, Cáceres, Castelo Branco y Plasencia, three municipal areas that share a common boundary, joined together to develop and improve their cities, using common cooperation criteria.
The Group seeks to organise social, cultural and economic activities between the four cities, as well as work together in the areas of youth and tourism. A key part of TRIURBIR’s activity consists of mutual development projects carried out at a local, regional and European level. The effectiveness of these projects is increased by a joint strategy for accessing European and cross border cooperation projects.
- AECT GUADIANA CENTRAL
- TERRAS DO GRANDE LAGO- ALQUEVA
The 7X7 Border Network involves a total of fourteen towns and cities on either side of the border: Beja, Elvas, Estremoz, Évora, Montemor-o-Novo, Moura and Portalegre in Alentejo and Almendralejo, Badajoz, Cáceres, Coria, Mérida, Plasencia and Zafra, in the region of Extremadura. The mission of 7X7 is to promote economic and social well being in both border regions, participate in projects of cooperation, optimise any project or initiative arising from cross border cooperation between the organisations promoting the network and to create networks between the member towns.
- COMUNIDAD DE TRABAJO TAJO INTERNACIONAL
ExtremAlentejo is a cross border space shared by nine towns and cities (Alburquerque, Arronches, Badajoz, Campo Maior, Elvas, Estremoz, La Codosera, Olivenza, and Portalegre) which together have a population of approximately 260,000 inhabitants. In 2008, the town and city councils of these places identified the need to focus, each according to its particular competences, on harmonious development and the creation of a border free area. The area is characterised by the central location of Badajoz, a city endowed with infrastructure and services, which should seek to work together with the other urban areas to place these competitive advantages at the service of all the inhabitants of the area, independently of which side of the political border they are situated. The objective of ExtremAlentejo is to widen and deepen mutual understanding, increase the competitiveness of companies in the area and get the very best out of the special characteristics of each of the towns.