Cieszyn Silesia Euroregion
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 was established on 22 April 1998.
It comprises a large part of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia:
- in Poland: 12 municipalities of the Cieszyn County, 2 municipalities of the Bielsko County (Jaworze and Jasienica), 1 municipality in Wodzisław County (Godów) and Jastrzębie Zdrój (however, the last two are not part of Cieszyn Silesia).
- in the Czech Republic: 16 municipalities of the Karviná District and 24 municipalities in the eastern part of the Frýdek-Místek District;
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.
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
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cieszyn Silesia.
- "EUROREGION ŚLĄSK CIESZYŃSKI - Těšínské Slezsko W PIGUŁCE" (PDF) (in Polish). pp. 4–5.
- "Euroregion TĚŠÍNSKÉ SLEZSKO. Seznam obcí tvořících euroregion v roce 2004" (PDF) (in Czech).
- "Euroregion Beskydy. Seznam obcí tvořících euroregion v roce 2004" (PDF) (in Czech). 2004.