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Back in 1990 the European Commission launched its first INTERREG Community Initiative (ICI), financed via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with more than one billion Euros. One of its main goals was to create a common vision on the future of borders in Europe. Best practices of cross-border cooperation from Benelux and the Rhine… » read more

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After the fall of the communist regimes and the adoption of the Copenhagen Criteria (1993) the borders in Central and East – Europe (CEE) have opened up as spaces of flows and cooperation. Some authors, like Strüver consider that border regions, by implementing territorial cooperation programmes and promoting the involvement of local administrations, NGO’s and… » read more

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The quality of governance in post-communist countries moved into the spotlight of the European Union institutions and policy makers for a combination of reasons: the end of the Cold War and the democratization process that followed and its inherent market system; the re-scaling and re-territorializing process taking part in the Central and Eastern Europe or… » read more

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