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How to enhance cross-border cooperation on local development and governance? Šarūnas Radvilavičius. CONCEPTS OF CBC. WIDER MEANING = international cooperation; cooperation on national level; cooperation of border authorities. NARROW MEANING: concrete border as obstacle and possibility;

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How to enhance cross-border cooperation on local development and governance?

Šarūnas Radvilavičius

OECD-Riga

concepts of cbc
CONCEPTS OF CBC

WIDER MEANING = international cooperation;

  • cooperation on national level;
  • cooperation of border authorities.

NARROW MEANING:

  • concrete border as obstacle and possibility;
  • cooperation on local/regional level;

NB: land and sea borders

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cbc in b altic sea region
CBC in Baltic Sea Region
  • Separate projects;
  • Town-twinning;
  • NGOs;
  • Euroregions;

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euroregion definition
EUROREGION - definition
  • Cooperation on local/regional level;
  • Formalized political cooperation (agreement);
  • Permanent joint structures (Council, Board, Secretariat etc.);
  • Broad field of collective actions;
  • Cross-border oriented activities.

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euroregions
EUROREGIONS
  • Platform for local partnership:
  • Local/regional authorities;
  • Representatives of national authorities;
  • Local NGOs;
  • Local business;
  • High schools etc.
  • Cross-sectoral:
  • Education;
  • Social and labour policies;
  • Economic development;
  • Environment;
  • Culture etc.

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why cbc and euroregions
WHY CBC AND EUROREGIONS?
  • Political function (peaceful neighborhood);
  • Solution of specific problems of border regions (peripheral status, border as obstacle for development, divided communities etc.);

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levels of cooperation
LEVELS OF COOPERATION

Euroregions in Western Europe, Nordic countries

  • Strategic level:
    • tool for socio-economic development of the region;
    • services for community;

Euroregions in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Project level:
    • “fancy name” as umbrella for projects;
    • politically loaded;

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Project of the Nordic Council of Ministers “Cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Countries and North-West Russia” 2002-2005

GOAL

To facilitate creation of a network of CBCregions/euroregions in the Baltic states and North-West Russia, which can be linked with a network existing in the Nordic countries.

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1. Euregio Karelia (FIN, RUS);

2. Finnish –Estonian co-operation 3+3 (ЕЕ, FIN);

3. Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (EE, RUS);

4. Helsinki-Talllinn Euregio

(EE, FIN);

5. Euregio Pskov-Livonia (EE, LV, RUS);

6. Euroregion Bartuva (LV, LT);

7. Euroregion Country of Lakes

(LV, LT, BY);

8. Euroregion Saulė (LV, LT, RUS);

9. Euroregion Neman

(LT, RUS, PL, BY);

10. Euroregion Šešupė (LT, PL, RUS)

11. Euroregion Baltic

(LV,LT,RUS,SE,DK,PL)

12. B7 Islands (EE,FIN, DK, SE,DE)

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good practice example
GOOD PRACTICE EXAMPLE

Partenariat meeting of local businessmen, Polva, Estonia, 14 December 2004:

Partners:

Euregio Pskov-Livonia (EE, LV, RUS)

Østfold-Bohuslän Border Committee (SE, NO)

- 50 local businessmen

- 200 meetings

- New business contracts ???

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interreg iiib project baltic euroregional network ben
INTERREG IIIB project BALTIC EUROREGIONAL NETWORK (BEN)

Goal: Establishment of a network of CBCregions/euroregions in the Baltic Sea Region.

Participants: around local, regional and national authorities, euroregions, NGOs, international organizations from the BSR;

Activities: training seminars, network meetings, regional seminars, national roundtables; information material etc.

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ar nas radvilavi ius
ŠARŪNAS RADVILAVIČIUS

Nordic Council of Ministers office in Lithuania

Didžioji g. 5, LT-01128, Vilnius, Litauentel. +370 5 2123697

mobile: +370 614 04545fax: +370 5 2122423e-mail: sarunas@norden.lt

http://www.norden.lt/

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