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Missing railway links: a challenge for cohesion and growth in border regions

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Start date : 11/04/2019
End date : 11/04/2019
CoR, Brussels, Belgium
European Committee of the Regions,
EU regional and urban development, Transport and travel,

In March 2018, the European Commission released a study on missing cross-border railway connections, so-called ‘missing links’. Since then, these missing links are gaining importance both at European and national level, particularly concerning the EU cohesion policy and the economic and social development of border regions, which are unable to develop their full potential due to missing rail infrastructure.

In this context, the EGTC Eurodistrict PAMINA, in cooperation with the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), is organising a conference to draw the attention of European and national decision-makers not only to the opportunities for border regions inherent to the recovery of a missing link, but above all to financing deficiencies for the concrete elimination of infrastructure gaps in cross-border rail transport.

With regard to the large number of missing links that could be included in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in the upcoming programming period (2020-2027), the conference will also discuss the potential of the Connection Europe Facility (CEF) in this respect.


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Florian Achleitner

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