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Lines of exclusion as arenas of co-operation: reconfiguring the external boundaries of Europe -- policies, practices, perceptions

Objective

Assuming that the development of cross-border interaction mechanisms is a vital element in dealing with the political and socio-economic challenges of EU expansion, EXLINEA examines opportunities and constraints to local/regional cross- border co-operation in CEE. State borders are viewed as socio-political constructs whilst cross-border region building is conceptualised as a process of formal and informal integration conditioned by overlying policies, co-operation practices and perceptions of the significance of cross-border interaction.

The research questions (applied to 6 case studies) include:
1) how do EU and national policies regulating the permeability of borders influence local cross-border co- operation patterns,
2) what specific formal and informal co-operation practices have developed and why,
3) what have been the national, regional and local responses to EU border policies in specific border region contexts.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Address
Malteser Strasse 74-100
12249 Berlin
Germany

Participants (7)

CENTER FOR TRANSBOUNDARY COOPERATION
Estonia
Address
Veski 69
50409 Tartu
CENTRE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY
Hungary
Address
Boszormenyi 138
4032 Debrecen
ENTRADA
Estonia
Address
Hiie 40
51006 Tartu
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS*UNIVERSITYOF THESSALY
Greece
Address
Pedio Areos
38334 Volos
UNIVERSITY OF JOENSUU
Finland
Address
Siltakatu 2
80101 Joensuu
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Tiiji 78-207
50090 Tartu
WARSAW UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
30,Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30
00 927 Warszawa