Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pierre Beckouche
    Pages 1-18 Open Access
  3. Pierre Beckouche, Karine Emsellem, Gilles Van Hamme
    Pages 19-79 Open Access
  4. Lisa Van Well, Johanna Roto, Julien Grunfelder
    Pages 81-92 Open Access
  5. Vladimir Kolossov, Lisa Van Well
    Pages 93-127 Open Access
  6. Emmanuelle Boulineau, Antoine Laporte, Clément Corbineau, Charlotte Aubrun, Byron Kotzamanis, Goran Penev et al.
    Pages 129-150 Open Access
  7. Myriam Ababsa, Pierre Beckouche, Nidhal Ben Cheikh, Yinon Cohen, Ghaleb Faour, Jane Hilal et al.
    Pages 151-180 Open Access
  8. Pierre Beckouche
    Pages 181-194 Open Access
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 195-198

About this book


This atlas provides a macro-regional overview of the areas that surround the European Union, from the Sahara to the Middle East, Western Balkans to European Russia, Turkey to the Arctic. Detailing key socio-economic data as well as developmental trends, the maps provide a comprehensive territorial analysis at a local scale and explore the potential for regional integration and cooperation. These pioneering maps examine challenges that threaten this wide, yet inter-connected, region, including environmental concerns in the North, political unrest in the East, social factors in the Western Balkans, and the upheaval in the Mediterranean since the Arab spring. Coverage investigates such key countries and areas as Libya, Israel, Palestine, Syria, and the Ukraine as well as explores such essential issues as Europe’s energy procurement. In addition, it also presents a comparison with other world regions such as East Asia and North America.
In the end, readers discover that territorial integration faces many shortcomings, but that deep regional cooperation would be a key driver for the EU’s sustainable future. This atlas features the main results of the “Integrated Territorial Analysis of the Neighbourhoods” research project undertaken by ESPON (The European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion). It provides scholars; local authorities and NGOs involved in cross-border cooperation; companies interested in energy, agriculture, water, transportation and communication; and interested readers with key insights into this important region.


European neighbourhoods Territorial cooperation Macro-regional analysis Deep regional integration between Europe and its neighbours Europe energy procurements issue European Neighbourhood Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Beckouche
    • 1
  • Pierre Besnard
    • 2
  • Hugues Pecout
    • 3
  1. 1.Scientific Council of the InternationalParis 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne UniversityFrance
  2. 2.Paris Diderot UniversityCNRS, International CollegeParis cedex 13France
  3. 3.Paris Diderot UniversityCNRS, International College of TerritoriParis cedex 13France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28520-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28521-4
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