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European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation – a legal form supporting cross-border cooperation in the European Union

Tomas Malatinec () and Jan Kyjovsky ()
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Tomas Malatinec: Department of Regional Science and Management, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Kosice; PhD. student - Department of Commercial Law and Business Law, Faculty of Law, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia
Jan Kyjovsky: Master's student, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Juridical Tribune (Tribuna Juridica), 2019, vol. 9, issue 1, 261-270

Abstract: European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) is European legal form that can be established under the Regulation (EC) No. 1082/2006 on a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation. This measure is a part of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy, which aims to gradually reduce regional disparities and promote economic, social and territorial cohesion. EGTC supports and facilitates the formalized cross-border cooperation between Member States of the European Union, as well as their regional and local public authorities. Cross-border cooperation, which is a part of the Cohesion Policy, focuses mainly on border regions, whose weakness is their periphery location. In connection with the creation of the EGTCs, Member States may adopt measures to support this legal form by their national legislation and practice. The aim of the article is to present EGTC in terms of the European material and formal sources of law that have prompted the emergence of this legal form and govern the conditions for its establishment. EGTCs have the predisposition to carry out various activities related to cross-border cooperation. The European legal framework allows the use of EGTCs as entities for implementation of cross-border public procurement.

Keywords: European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation; legal form; crossborder cooperation; European integration. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K19 K23 K39 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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