The EUROACE has an Observatory seen as a useful tool for the dissemination and exchange of experiences of cooperation and transboundary research in the context of the Euroregion Alentejo-Central Extremadura.
It containes a database in which both contacts of people developing some activity in the field of cross-border cooperation (researchers, technicians administrations, policy makers in cooperation …) and performances data (collected joint or cross-border investigations, development projects, outreach and dissemination – conferences, congresses, seminars … -), all aimed at greater exchange and mutual understanding between all agents currently working to some degree in the field of border cooperation within the EUROACE.
It aim is to
- Detect, identify, locate, record and describe all or most of existing research and human and material resources in the Euroregion in relation to cross-border issues.
- Promote the exchange of knowledge, experiences and results of cooperation and research between administrations, working groups or research as well as between public institutions, NGOs and private companies involved.
- Promote the development of new lines of cooperative work and to promote the consolidation of research groups that develop this research in the field of cross-border cooperation.
- Disseminate the results of the various investigations and transboundary resources to different specialized forums (universities, research institutes, etc.), public managers and society in general.
More information can be found here.