Euroregion Cieszyn Silesia
(Euroregion Śląsk Cieszyński, 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 comprises a large part of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia (except for Bielsko, Frýdek and several villages in the western and eastern part of Cieszyn Silesia belonging to Euroregion Beskidy). However it contains Jastrzębie Zdrój and Gmina Godów, which are not part of Cieszyn Silesia.
It has been established on 22 April, 1998.
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