The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) is a new EU legal instrument established in 2006 to enhance and facilitate cross-border cooperation throughout the EU.
Partners in an EGTC can be local or regional authorities or organisations as well as national authorities. The EGTC instrument differs from previous regulations of cross-border cooperation as it makes it possible to create a legal entity across national borders that can own property and have employees.
The Nordic working group on globalisation and cross-border cooperation has published a paper which gives a background on the instrument and describes existing EGTCs. Most importantly, the paper discusses the possibilities to establish EGTCs for cross-border co-operation in the Nordic Countries.
The paper is only published in Swedish.