Cieszyn Silesia Euroregion

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Presentation of the Euroregion in Brno (2010)

Euroregion Cieszyn Silesia (Polish: Euroregion Śląsk Cieszyński, Czech: Euroregion Těšínské Slezsko) is one of the euroregions (transnational co-operation structures) between Poland and Czech Republic. It has area of about 1,400 km² and more than 680,000 inhabitants. The largest cities are Jastrzębie Zdrój from Polish side and Havířov from Czech side. It has been established on 22 April 1998.[1]

It comprises a large part of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia:

Not the whole area of the historical Cieszyn Silesia region belongs to the euroregion, mainly Bielsko and Czechowice-Dziedzice and Frýdek with its surroundings, east of the Ostravice river, which belong to the Euroregion Beskydy.[3]

Strategic goals of Euroregion

  • wide development of the region
  • exchange of experience and information
  • support for culture, education and sport in the region
  • development of regional transport infrastructure
  • improvement of the security of citizens
  • tourism development
  • cooperation between schools and support for ecological initiatives

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "EUROREGION ŚLĄSK CIESZYŃSKI - Těšínské Slezsko W PIGUŁCE" (PDF) (in Polish). pp. 4–5. 
  2. "Euroregion TĚŠÍNSKÉ SLEZSKO. Seznam obcí tvořících euroregion v roce 2004" (PDF) (in Czech). 
  3. "Euroregion Beskydy. Seznam obcí tvořících euroregion v roce 2004" (PDF) (in Czech). 2004. 

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