Territorial Cooperation in Europe - A Historical Perspective

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Period : 2014-2020
Date : 21/09/2015

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Interreg, the European Union instrument to promote cross-border, transnational and interregional

Interreg as a financial instrument was introduced in 1990 primarily to compensate for the introduction of the Single Market and soften the blow for border regions, which, everyone thought, would suffer most from the abolition of economic borders. Much has been achieved by the Interreg community since then.

This publication seeks to provide a key to understanding the complexity, richness and diversity of the examples of territorial cooperation in Europe and illustrating their role in the process of European integration...