News Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau

News on the territory of the Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau which will certainly interest you:

ʘ Grand Est classified as a “risk zone” by the German authorities, what are the consequences?

The crisis unit of the Federal Republic of Germany has declared the Greater East Region as a “risk zone”, with effect from this evening, Friday 16 October, at midnight. The classification is officially published on the page of the Robert-Koch-Institute:  

In concrete terms, this means that all persons arriving from the Far East region and entering Baden-Württemberg are subject to the quarantine obligation according to the Land Corona Ordinance, with the exception of the following cases:

  • Persons staying in Baden-Württemberg for less than 24 hours (this rule also applies to the two other border states: Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland),
  • Border workers
  • People undergoing urgent medical treatment
  • Persons working in transportation, police services, allied forces
  • People who have stayed less than 48 hours in a risk zone
  • People travelling for family reasons: custody/visiting children, visiting spouse, assistance to a relative, funeral, marriage…
  • Essential business travel

More details on the application of the Corona Ordinance to the Far East region are available on the website of the Sozialministerium of Baden-Württemberg:

It is therefore possible, when one comes from a risk area, to travel to the territory of the three Länder bordering on the Great East for less than 24 hours without any justification. This is the current regulation and it may change as the epidemic progresses. Check the Eurodistrict website regularly: and our Facebook page:

ʘ Museums of the City of Strasbourg: programming in German and Alsatian languages

The Museums of the City of Strasbourg offer many activities and visits for groups in German or Alsatian. This year, don’t miss the Goethe in Strasbourg exhibition which will be held from November 20 at the Heitz Gallery in the Palais Rohan, as well as the new city tour Tomi auf der Spur / Le Chemin de Tomi, the result of a collaboration between several partners. The offer is aimed at bilingual classes, German-speaking groups of all ages and any other structure related to the German or Alsatian language.

ʘ Which fund for which project?

Would you like to set up a Franco-German project in the Strasbourg-Ortenau Eurodistrict and are you looking for funding? In order to give you a better visibility of the subsidies that you can obtain as a project organizer, the Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau has compiled a table summarizing the funds in our region for Franco-German projects:


ʘ 2019 Activity Report of the Strasbourg-Ortenau Eurodistrict :

The priorities for 2019 were in the areas of mobility and culture. Creating moments of Franco-German encounters for our fellow citizens was obviously once again very close to our hearts. It is with this in mind that we would like to give you an overview of our cross-border work, while wishing you a good read:

ʘ National program “Small Towns of Tomorrow” – taking into account cross-border issues

The national support program for cities of less than 20,000 inhabitants and their inter-municipalities was launched on Thursday 1 October by Jacqueline Gourault (Minister of Territorial Cohesion) and Joël Giraud (Secretary of State for Rural Affairs) in Barentin (Seine-Maritime). The ANCT ensures its deployment and implementation. All information is available on this page:

The MOT (Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière) is a partner in this program, serving small towns and inter-municipalities located close to national borders, in order to support them in their projects for territorial revitalization and adaptation to ecological and demographic transitions. To carry out this mission, two types of actions will be undertaken:

Training and networking actions for small towns at the national and international levels.