Trinational Eurodistrict Basel
Since 2007, the Trinational Eurodistrict Basel has been the platform for cross-border cooperation in the area of the trinational agglomeration of Basel. It serves as an interface for the 3Land project partners and brings together project ideas, plans and planning intentions.
The Trinational Eurodistrict Basel (TEB) was founded in 2007 on the initiative of the three countries Germany, France and Switzerland and is thus the first of its kind. It is the platform for cross-border cooperation in the trinational agglomeration of Basel. Its members include 82 local authorities. The TEB pursues the goal of promoting their urban centers as attractive cross-border economic and living space with high environmental quality. To this end, it uses a variety of funding instruments.
The TEB coordinates cross-border projects of its members. In addition, it brings together project ideas, plans or planning intentions on a political and technical level. The TEB offers its members the opportunity to find solutions to local problems through cross-border exchange with neighboring municipalities. The peculiarities of the respective administrative and political systems and the linguistic challenges are taken into account.
The trinational project 3Land is very close to the TEB's heart, as the project transcends the borders of the trinational agglomeration. The TEB accompanies the 3Land project since the emergence of the project idea. It takes over the coordination between the project partners and the acquisition of funding, for example from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the New Regional Policy of the Swiss Confederation. The TEB has developed and carried the INTERREG IV project "3Land: Coordinated planning of a cross-border district in the heart of the TEB" and INTERREG V project "Coordination cell for the 3Land project", thanks to which the spatial concept 3Land as well as the continuous coordination of the 3Land became possible.