Assessing cross-border cooperation in Hungarian borderlands

September 29, 2016

Sara Svensson gave talk on the 10th anniversary of the European Union EGTC regulation, adopted in 2006 to promote and make easier cooperation across borders between authorities from different countries.

In 2016 it is ten years since the EU adopted a regulation offering an easier way for local, regional and national authorities to initiate and sustain cross-border cooperation, for instance on regional development in borderlands, through the creation of a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation in (EGTC). The achievements and shortcomings of this instrument from a legal, policy and political science point of view was investigated in a workshop held on September 15, at University Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. Sara Svensson, Research Fellow at Center for Policy Studies, was invited to speak about the role of EGTCs in the planning and implementation of EU Cohesion Policy, with a particular focus on Hungarian borderlands.

More information about the event is available here.