Border regions are crucial European interfaces, where not only the advantages and benefits of Europe, but also the gaps and discrepancies in European collaboration can be seen, as if under a magnifying glass. For the first time, citizens from six border regions held two days of discussions in four languages. There were participants from Baden-Württemberg and Saxony, the regions Grand Est (FR), Dolnoslaskie (PL), and the regions Karlovarský and Ústecký (CZ).
The main focus was on three topics: protecting the climate and the environment, cooperation projects in the border regions, and democracy. What can different European regions learn from each other? What solutions for protecting the climate exist across the whole of Europe? How can border regions and European democracy be strengthened?