- Andreeva, Lyubimka - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria, email@example.com
- Barabashev, Alexey – National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russiaa, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Annika Jaansoo, University of Twente, The Netherlands, email@example.com
The concept of inter-regional and cross-border cooperation and development, its definitions, and its rationale are the main focus of WG IV research.
The broad themes for abstracts/proposals and key shifts in 2019 which we are keen to facilitate discussion around, include, but are not limited to:
• Policy design and practice in inter-regional and cross-border cooperation;
• New technologies of administrative management in inter-regional and cross-border cooperation;
• Strategies of inter-regional and cross-border cooperation, including data based descriptions of the existing strategies;
• Evaluation of inter-regional, cross-border cooperation and development challenges and benefits, outputs and outcomes;
• Role of resources multiplication and re-distribution for the purposes of inter-regional and cross-border development;
• Cultural and ethnic aspects of inter-regional and cross-border development;
• Definitions of inter-regional and cross-border cooperation and development based on best practices inside the EU, and on the cooperation of regions from the EU and neighbouring countries.
- What kind of outcomes could be outlined in order to better shape inter-regional and cross-border cooperation at national, EU or International level?
- What are the roles of the different stakeholders (States, municipalities and civil societies) in the Inter-regional and Cross-border Cooperation and Development Process?
- What is the administrative aspect of Inter-regional and Cross-border Cooperation and Development?
- Are there any best practices that can be used from other countries?