One of the central tasks that Forum EUROPA Luxembourg has set itself is to help shape the ongoing development of the cooperation area, the Greater Region described above, “to become a strong piece of Europe”. It is committed to breaking down the barriers in the minds of the people living in the Greater Region by using specific projects and awareness-raising measures.
With its five regions, four countries and three languages, the Greater Region has long been a reality in the cultural, economic and political sense. Never before have there been so many institutions, structures and stakeholders concerned with this transnational area, which is also positively described as a model region for European integration. However, despite many initiatives, there are still obstacles to cooperation. Over the decades, continuous progress has been made and numerous cooperations have got off the ground, which need to be linked up in order to achieve the key objective. The Greater Region simply has to be more than an intellectual assembly of ministers, civil servants and marketing agencies. It is specifically here that the foundation wants to get involved, and together with other – public and private – partners, further advance the idea of both the Greater Region and the European idea.