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Gorizia (Italy) / Nova Gorica / Šempeter-Vrtojba (Slovenia) – 18-19 October 2013
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Ms Ramona Velea
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RATIONALE

How to identify and remove obstacles to crossborder cooperation? How to assess the (likely) impact of domestic policy decision on the level of crossborder cooperation? How to avoid creating unwanted difficulties to existing cooperation? How to learn from others’ experience?

The seminar aims at taking stock of practices and solutions that already exist in respect of facilitating this cooperation. It will allow for the exchange of best practices and the sharing of experience on the basis of the information provided by Council of Europe member States, associations and regional/local authorities and collated with a view to compiling a Manual of practices to be widely shared among them. The experience of cooperation between Italian and Slovenian local authorities as well as that of Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia and its neighbours will be considered more in depth.

Of particular interest will be the presentation of the experience of crossborder facilitators, or mediators appointed by some European States or regions in order to promote either coordination at domestic level or facilitate crossborder dialogue and cooperation, or both.

INVITEES

  • Members of the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR), Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and Parliemantary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • European Union institutions
  • BENELUX Union
  • OECD, ODIHR
  • European associations of local authorities and border regions (AEBR, CEMR)
  • Cross-border cooperation practitioners from Council of Europe member states (central and local authorities, Euroregions and other crossborder cooperation bodies)

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

  1. SESSION I – THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONTRIBUTION TO A EUROPE WITHOUT DIVIDING LINES
  2. SESSION II – THE ROLE OF NATIONAL AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS FACILITATING CROSS BORDER COOPERATION
  3. SESSION III – CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN EUROPE: AN OUTLOOK
  4. SESSION IV – THE EXPERIENCE OF ITALY AND SLOVENIA IN CROSSBORDER COOPERATION
  5. SESSION V – HOW TO DEVELOP GENUINE MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE AT CROSSBORDER LEVEL?

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SPECIAL EVENT – TOPOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY (read more)

Guided tour through the Diffused Museum of the border (Gorizia / Nova Gorica) – an event organised by the Cultural Association 4704

ORGANISERS
  • Council of Europe (Democratic Governance Directorate)
  • ISIG – Istituto di Sociologia Internazionale di Gorizia

WITH PATRONAGE

  • Municipality of Gorizia
  • Municipality of Nova Gorica
  • Municipality of Šempeter-Vrtojba
  • Province of Gorizia
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
  • Chamber of Commerce of Gorizia
  • Open Society Foundations

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  • French/English/Italian/Slovenian

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