5. Transnational cooperation enables regions and cities to make better use of limited resources
Through partnerships that tackle common challenges, regions and cities can join forces instead of reinventing the wheel. Transnational cooperation plays a key part in knowledge generation and exchange, which allows regions to stay ahead of developments by pooling ideas and resources. This is important when addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by the huge structural changes facing Europe, from disruptive technologies to automation, globalisation, and the ageing workforce.