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European Territorial Cooperation

Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to the Process and Impacts of Cross-Border and Transnational Cooperation in Europe

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  • Is the only book that focuses entirely on the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) process in Europe

  • Shows that the interest in border studies is increasing in Europe, and in many other parts of the world

  • Outlines that in the EU, 60% of the territories (NUTS3) are border areas, and 40% of its inhabitants live there

Part of the book series: The Urban Book Series (UBS)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    • Eduardo Medeiros
    Pages 1-3
  3. Erratum to: European Territorial Cooperation

    • Eduardo Medeiros
    Pages E1-E1
  4. Lessons from 30 Years of EU Territorial Cooperation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. The INTERREG Experience in Bridging European Territories. A 30-Year Summary

      • Bernard Reitel, Birte Wassenberg, Jean Peyrony
      Pages 7-23
    3. Twenty Years of Territorial Cooperation in Inner Scandinavia

      • Erik Hagen, Bjørn Terje Andersen
      Pages 49-68
  5. Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU. A Success Story?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Limits to Integration: Persisting Border Obstacles in the EU

      • Sara Svensson, Péter Balogh
      Pages 115-134
    3. The Role and Rise of European Cross-Border Entities

      • Emily Lange, Iva Pires
      Pages 135-149
  6. Transnational Cooperation. A Cornerstone of European Spatial Planning?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151
    2. The Rise of Macro-Regions in Europe

      • Franziska Sielker, Daniel Rauhut
      Pages 153-169
  7. Future Scenarios for European Territorial Cooperation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207
    2. Establishing Cross-Border Spatial Planning

      • Frédéric Durand, Antoine Decoville
      Pages 229-244
    3. Focusing on Cross-Border Territorial Impacts

      • Eduardo Medeiros
      Pages 245-265
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 267-269

About this book

This book fills an existing academic literature gap by providing a sound and synthetic analysis on the process of European Territorial Cooperation over the last 30 years. This follows from the support from the former EU INTERREG Community Initiative, since 1989, later transformed into the second main goal of EU Cohesion Policy, by 2007: European Territorial Cooperation - ECT.
 
In order to present the ECT process in a more comprehensive manner, and to be the main literature reference regarding this process in the decades to come, this book is divided into four different sections and 12 chapters. The first section summarizes the main impacts and added-value from ETC experiences while proposing the elevation of the ETC goals within EU Cohesion Policies. The second section addresses the older and most financed is the process of cross-border cooperation, and namely its impact in reducing border obstacles and supporting ever growing number of cross-border entities. The third section elaborates on the second most important ETC process (transnational cooperation) with a similar approach. Finally, a last section debates the future scenarios for this process in Europe.

Keywords

  • European Territorial Cooperation
  • Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Transnational Cooperation
  • EU Cohesion Policy
  • European Spatial Planning
  • Cross-Border Planning
  • Macro-Regions
  • EGTCs
  • INTERREG
  • Impact Assessment
  • urban geography and urbanism
  • development policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centro de Estudos Geográficos(CEG)-IGOT, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal

    Eduardo Medeiros

About the editor

Eduardo Medeiros is a Geography Professor and a Senior Researcher of the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning – Lisbon University.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: European Territorial Cooperation

  • Book Subtitle: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to the Process and Impacts of Cross-Border and Transnational Cooperation in Europe

  • Editors: Eduardo Medeiros

  • Series Title: The Urban Book Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74887-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-74886-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09097-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-74887-0

  • Series ISSN: 2365-757X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2365-7588

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 269

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Urban Sociology, Regionalism, Development Studies

Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-74887-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)