The targeted Cross-border Public Services (CPS) analysis within the ESPON programme aimed to improve delivery practices of CPS in European border-regions and to increase awareness about the added value of CPS provision. The project produced a first comprehensive overview of CPS across Europe. This overview allowed to explore territorial patterns of CPS provision and to highlight the main features of good practice examples. In addition, in ten case study areas CPS provision and their future perspectives have been analysed in-depth. This supported a better understanding of the legal basis, governance models, infrastructure use and needs addressed and tasks of CPS. European wide and case study analysis highlight future options and possibilities to further enhance service provision in border areas by means of CPS.
IPoP – Institute for spatial policies was mainly responsible for the case study related to Pomurje region.
The main outcomes of this project address various stakeholders. In particular, the Practical Guide for CPS development helps cross-border institutions, border regions and public service providers to explore the CPS development possibilities.
Comissioner: ESPON EGTC