Partnership with the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR-T4CBC)

The Serra Henriques Foundation regularly collaborates with this European organization that gathers the regional governments at the boarders of every European state.

The constituting Portuguese regions are represented by the Regional Commissions of Coordination and Development (CCDR Norte, Centro, Alentejo e Algarve).

Since 2012, the Foundation participates, as a strategic partner, in joint projects and international meetings to boost cross-border cooperation.

The organization is led by Karl-Heinz Lambertz, the current President of the European Committee of the Regions.


The next AEBR General Assembly 2017 and the Conference of European Border Regions will take place in Badajoz (Extremadura, ES) at the ES/PT border, on the occasion of the 750th Anniversary of the first Treaty of Badajoz, signed on 16th February 1267 between King Alfonso X of Castile and King Afonso III of Portugal establishing the border practically in the same demarcation as it currently has. There will be several cross-border activities, involving the partners in Portugal, so it will be a truly cross-border event.