European territorial cooperation: practice, progress and prospects

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Related, a paper by Dragisa Mijacie and Jasna Zarkovic discusses a methodological approach to examining crossborder networks for understanding the impact of cross-border cooperation programmes, especially on socio-economic development and social cohesion. [...]an Austrian case study highlights a number of issues: that transnational interaction might stimulate new views and innovative approaches; that the link between inter-regional relations and innovative adaptation in regions can be enhanced, and that cooperation activities should extend to social aspects, cultural learning and procedural knowledge because learning effects might be greatest for those dimensions. The paper concludes that non-EU Member States are more active and 'visible' partners in ETC in the 2014-2020 period; that while much of the focus in terms of the location of Programme institutions is on the EU Member States, a range of activities is delegated; and that looking to the post-2020 period, non-EU Member States remain committed to involvement in INTERREG.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Structural and Investment Funds Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • territorial cooperation
  • cohesion policy
  • internationalisation
  • globalisation
  • interconnections


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