Associated Partners

The Franco-German-Swiss Conference

The Franco-German-Swiss Conference of the Upper Rhine valley links government and administrative authorities at the regional level. The administrations of the states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Jura and Solothurn, as well as public authorities and French communities – the Conseil départemental du Bas-Rhin, du Haut-Rhin and the regional council of Grand Est are involved.

Its aim is to strengthen the dynamism of administrations in the cross-border cooperation of the Upper Rhine – in the interest of citizens on both sides of the Rhine as well as to facilitate and strengthen links in all areas.

The PAMINA Eurodistrict

The PAMINA Eurodistrict is a Franco-German territory bringing together municipalities on both sides of the Rhine and the Lauter. It comprises Northern Alsace (NA), Central Upper Rhine (MI), and the Southern Palatinate (PA). The principal mission of the EGTC PAMINA Eurodistrict is to facilitate and strengthen cross-border cooperation to enhance the region’s balanced and sustainable development and to make daily life easier for its inhabitants in all circumstances.


TRISAN is a trinational competence centre for optimizing cross-border cooperation and promoting cooperation projects in the health sector on the Upper Rhine valley. The aim of the trinational competence centre is to support health cooperation in the Upper Rhine region. The offer includes the networking of actors, the support of project partners in structuring their project ideas and the project-oriented, cross-border production and dissemination of knowledge.

Agence Régionale de Santé Grand-Est (Health agency of the Grand-Est Region)

The Agence Régionale de Santé Grand-Est runs and implements regional health policy and regulates health and medico-social provision in response to the population’s needs while adhering to national health policy. It is the contact for health professionals and the medico-social sector, state services, local authorities, elected officials, managing institutions, users and their representatives.

State Health Office of Baden-Württemberg

The State Health Office is the technical control centre for the Public Health Service in Baden-Württemberg in the areas of public health (health-related prevention, health promotion and health reports) and health protection (hygiene, infection protection and environmental health protection). As a technical hub between health authorities, politics and science, the control centre mainly provides conceptual and (technical) consulting services.

In addition to the function of the specialist control centre for the Public Health Service, the department in the Stuttgart Regional Council is assigned the tasks of occupational medicine, state business physician and the State Examination Office for Medicine and Pharmacy, Licensing.

Cantonal Laboratory Basel-Stadt

The Cantonal Laboratory Basel-Stadt contributes to the protection of the health of the population of Basel-Stadt, all consumers in the canton and to the protection of the environment. Around 50 people from a wide variety of disciplines are committed to safety in dealing with chemical, biological and nuclear risks and use their knowledge and expertise daily to analyse, assess and appraise high-risk situations, substances and materials.

La Brigade Verte du Haut-Rhin

The Brigade Verte, the Haut-Rhin Intercommunal Mixed Union of Game Wardens (rural police) is empowered to fight against mosquitoes by delegation from the Department Council. A dedicated service has been responsible for combating nuisance caused by mosquitoes in certain municipalities in the Department since 2000 – while taking care to respect the environment at the same time. Since 2010, the Brigade Verte has maintained a watch for invasive mosquitoes and fought to keep vectors under control – especially since the arrival of Aedes albopictus.

The Eurometropolis of Strasbourg

The Eurometropolis of Strasbourg is an urban community in the form of an inter-municipal cooperation combining common interests and the independence of these 33 member municipalities. While preserving the community independence, the urban community provides an effective administration and provides municipalities with broad development opportunities in their areas of responsibility. Spatial planning, the climate plan, urban planning or certain public services are part of the priorities of the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.

The Association des maires du département du Bas-Rhin

The Association des maires du département du Bas-Rhin contributes to a good communication between the different municipalities of the Bas-Rhin. It is also responsible for representing the municipalities along the state administrations and sharing as far as possible the concerns or difficulties related to the administration of the communities of the municipal bloc, to parliamentarians of the Bas-Rhin, in particular during meetings.

The Städtetag Baden-Württemberg

The main tasks of the Städtetag Baden-Württemberg are to represent the interests of its member’s vis-à-vis the state of Baden-Württemberg, the federal government and the European Union.

The members of the association are informed in particular about the political events that are important to them and about current legislative and administrative developments. In addition, the association will inform its members about guidance to the administration based on appropriate research, surveys or projects. They are advised and represented by the Städtetag Baden-Württemberg in individual municipal affairs.

Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin Department Councils

The Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin Department Councils are decentralised local authorities that serve the territory and its inhabitants. Social action is its priority – maternal and child protection, support for families in difficulty, social integration and financial assistance for disabled people, the creation and management of retirement homes, as well as the management of personal, social integration, and employment benefits. They are highly active in the fields of the environment, sustainable energies, road and travel management, education in junior high schools and other cultural and sports policies. Concerted measures are currently in progress between these two local authorities.

Office of Public Order, City of Freiburg

The Office of Public Order of the City of Freiburg deals with organizing events, licensing of commercial operations, meetings, conditions contrary to police regulations, special use of road space, driving licence law, weapons law. It also includes the fine authority, the municipal enforcement service for the prosecution of administrative offences, food monitoring and the veterinary service in the municipal area as well as general administrative activities.

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