Participation as an Added Value of Macro-regions: The Potential for Developing Macro-regional Cooperation in Europe

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Series Details No.06, January 2018
Publication Date January 2018
ISSN 1861-1761
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A new format for regional cooperation within the EU was created from 2007 onwards with the European macro-regions and associated EU strategies. The concept offers useful approaches to closer regional cooperation and integration.

However, to date macro-regional cooperation has offered only limited added value in the regional and European context, and there is an absence of substantive results.

It is nevertheless worth-while reflecting on the extent to which effective macro-regional cooperation can contribute to strengthening European integration at the regional level. One of the advantages of the format is its participatory approach, which might help successfully integrate regional, local and civil-society structures more closely in shaping regional and European integration.

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