The Phenomenon of Transfrontier Regional Cooperation in Europe

Dimitrijević, Duško (2014) The Phenomenon of Transfrontier Regional Cooperation in Europe. In: Regionalism and Reconciliation : [proceedings of Round Table Conference, September 9, 2013]. Institute of International Politics and Economics ; Global Resource Management Program, Belgrade; Doshisa, pp. 71-88. ISBN 978-86-7067-210-9

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The variety and complexity of the cross-border problems are such that a variety of framework for transfrontier cooperation must be invented and personalized to fit the different regional contexts.Therefore, the transfrontier relationship between local and regional communities may be more or less formal or informal, more or less institutionalized. Under the domestic legal system, transfrontier communities are empowered to conduct relations directly and, if necessary, conclude legal transactions with transfrontier communities located on the territory of another State. In some regions the framework is connected with making an international agreement which intro ducing good-neighbourly relations at local level. In other regions framework is perceived and implemented as a tool for economic and social development in the wake of possible accession to the European Union. This gap has to be somewhat bridged through a wide assortment of flexible solutions, allowing local authorities to be accompanied through the various stages, from embarking on bilateral dialogue through implementing specific projects to the ambitious stages of setting up Euroregions or equivalent forms of working communities between fully-fledged territorial communities or authorities. The complexity of the regional transfrontier problem in Europe and the great diversity in the geographical, political, cultural and other factors of each transfrontier region obviously need such different solutions. By virtue of cross-border praxis, leading European organizations are endeavouring to develop new instruments for co-operation at international level. These instruments designed to recognize a sphere of responsibility within which transfrontier communities or authorities can establish direct transfrontier relations, and instruments for cooperation between national governments in which transfrontier communities or authorities would play an appropriate factor for after-war period of conciliation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: regional cooperation, Europe, transfrontier, territorial communities, cross-border problems, SAA
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 08:17
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2020 08:17

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