CEA, Alsace’s return in force.

What you must remember

The European community of Alsace was officially born on January 1, 2021 from a merger between the departmental councils of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin for the benefit of a unique structure in France. It elected as its first president the former president of the departmental council of Bas-Rhin, Mr. Frédéric Bierry.

The idea is to create a new community on the basis of the existing departmental councils, adding some new skills. That is to say, a single administration, a single assembly and identical or even similar policies.


The super powers of the CEA :

Bilingualism: it will have the resources, particularly with regard to primary and secondary education, and will be able to recruit bilingual speakers by contract.

Cross-border cooperation: possibility of strengthening cross-border links or acting in cooperation in the field of health.

Roads: management of departmental and national roads and almost all of the two motorways, ie 6,600 km. It could also set up a heavy goods vehicle charge to regulate traffic.

Tourism: management of policies in favor of tourism, a sector which concerns 21 million visitors, 39,000 direct jobs and 2.5 billion euros in turnover in Alsace.


It is a whole new community, with expanded powers, which allows Alsace and the refractories of the Grand Est region to exist.


So now, un p’tit Café Kränzel ?  ☕ 🥨 



Sources : 

  • https://www.20minutes.fr/strasbourg/2943971-20210103-alsace-priorites-nouvelle-collectivite-europeenne-alsace
  • https://www.lalsace.fr/politique/2021/01/02/en-direct-la-collectivite-europeenne-d-alsace-installee-aujourd-hui
  • https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/grand-est/bas-rhin/replay-collectivite-europeenne-alsace-est-officiellement-installee-elle-choisit-frederic-bierry-president-1910556.html