Client: Spanish Government, Autonomous University of Barcelona
By comparing different Euroregional scenarios at the Spanish and the European level we will explore the mechanisms that may explain the success (or the failure) of different models of territorial co-operation. Following mainstream literature in social sciences, we will consider as the main explicative variables: differences in institutional performances and strengths; differences in administrative capacity and structure; political, institutional and socioeconomic factors; lack/presence of historical and cultural linkages; extent of stakeholders and civil society’s participation. Drawing on the theoretical concept of “institutional capacity-building”, the project will assess on empirical basis the pre-requisites allowing for an effective governance of territorial co-operation
To improve the state of art in studies on CB Cooperation at the Spanish and EU level as well as to provide useful knowledge and recommendations for decision-makers and practitioners, To study in depth some of the most relevant Spanish experiences of CB Cooperation. The project includes an extended and inclusive field-work in three Spanish bordering territories (Galicia, Catalonia and the Basque Country) with an additional field work on the Italian/Slovenian border. To consolidate the recently created Spanish network of researchers on this field by the setting up of an Observatory on Territorial Co-operation open to all Spanish and European researchers interested in territorial co-operation.
- EUGOV (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
- Department of Geography (Autonomous University of de Barcelona)
- University of Vigo
- University of the Basque Country
- ISIG – Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia.