The NEBI Yearbook 2003

North European and Baltic Sea Integration

  • Lars Hedegaard
  • Bjarne Lindström
  • Pertti Joenniemi
  • Heikki Eskelinen
  • Karin Peschel
  • Carl-Einar Stålvant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The NEBI Area Ten Years Later

    1. Lars Hedegaard, Bjarne Lindström
      Pages 3-18
  3. Economic Integration

  4. Spatial Planning and the Environment

  5. Transborder Regional Co-operation

  6. Political Integration, Territorial Governance and Security

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 355-498

About this book


Bjllrn Tore Godal Norwegian Ambassador to Germany Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board Several of the contributions to the present volume of The NEBI Yearbook have been inspired by the fact that roughly speaking, ten years have passed since the first steps were taken to initiate cross-border co-operation in the Barents and Baltic Sea areas. One of the most important co-operative organisations in the European Northeast, i. e. The Council of the Baltic Sea States, was launched in 1992. The Barents Euro Arctic Council was established in 1993. An avalanche of co-operative and cross-border initiatives has since hit this part of Europe with all kinds of actors participating - states, regional and municipal authorities, univer­ sities, national organisations, businesses and private interests. Even international organisations and actors from outside the immediate NEBI area have taken a special interest in this dynamic part of the world. Among the most important is the European Union, whose Finnish-inspired Northern Dimension initiative has become a permanent fixture. As many of the chapters in NEBI 2003 testifY, integration in the NEB I area - across old political and ideological borders and cultural and socio-economic divides that are among the most pronounced anywhere in the world - has on the whole been a great success.


Baltic Sea Region Baltic Statistic Euregio Europe European Integration European Union (EU) Governance Northern Europe Territorial Governance Trans-border Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Hedegaard
    • 1
  • Bjarne Lindström
    • 2
  • Pertti Joenniemi
  • Heikki Eskelinen
  • Karin Peschel
  • Carl-Einar Stålvant
  1. 1.DK-2000 FrederiksbergDenmark
  2. 2.Statistics and Research ÅlandMariehamnn, Åland IslandsFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63940-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59341-3
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