Seminar 5: European Border Regions

This seminar will be held on November 13th, 2018, in room 150 of the Fraser building (this is a room change) at the University of Victoria. Please email borders[at]uvic[dot]ca to register and/or to get access to join remotely. 

Cross-Border regions are a composition of Border Regions. The first official Cross-Border Region, the EUREGIO, was established in 1958 on the Dutch-German border. Since then, such “Euroregions” and other forms of cross-border co-operation have developed throughout Europe. This seminar analyses the emergence of these local cross-border institutions, it offers a brief background on the history of cross-border regions in Europe and analyses the empirical dimensions of European border regions.

Readings:

  • Klatt, Martin, Wassenberg, Birte (ed.), Secondary Foreign Policy in Local International Relations. Peace-building and reconciliation in border regions, Routeledge, London , 2018.
  • Wassenberg, Birte, Beck, Joachim (ed.), Living and researching cross-border cooperation in Europe (Volume 3): the European dimension, Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2011.
  • Wassenberg, Birte, Reitel, Bernard, Territorial Cooperation in Europe: A Historical Perspective, Office of Publications of the EU, Luxemburg, 2015.
  • Wassenberg, Birte (ed.), Castle-talks on Cross-Border Cooperation. Fear of Integration? The Pertinence of the Border, Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2017.

Researcher: Birte Wassenberg is a professor of university in contemporary history at the IEP Strasbourg, member of the Raymond-Poidevin Center, UMR "European Dynamics", and head of the Master 2 "International Relations". From 1993 to 2006, she was territorial attaché to the Alsace region. Since 2013, she holds a Jean Monnet Chair on the contribution of cross-border cooperation to the European Neighborhood Policy.