Call for papers: Workshop on Territorial Cooperation in the EU

The University Institute of European Studies (IUEE) is inviting papers for a research workshop on “Territorial Cooperation in the European Union” that will take place in Barcelona (2st – 4th of May 2012). This multidisciplinary workshop is intended to gather young scholars working on cross-border cooperation in the EU with special regard – but not only – to the Mediterranean countries.

Papers should address cross-border, transnational and interregional territorial cooperation from different disciplines (e.g. political science, sociology, economy, geography, spatial planning and law). They should focus on cross-cutting themes (multi-level governance, institutional capacity building, policy learning and Europeanization) and/or on specific policy problems/sectors (territorial cohesion, local development, environment, urban regeneration, climate change and sustainable development, transport, energy, culture).

The two-days workshop will be an opportunity to share ongoing research on the topic and to receive feedback from a group of discussants (senior scholars from the partner institutions) working on the same field.

The programme will be divided into 4 panels:
1st panel: The governance of cross-border cooperation: institution- and capacity-building
2nd panel: The European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation and the reform of Cohesion policy: the state of play
3rd panel: Policy networks and policy learning in cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation
4th panel: Cross-border sustainable development strategies and policies

The deadline for applications is the 31st December 2011.
Travel and accommodation funding is available.
Please, check the document, for more information regarding applications and general conditions of the seminar.

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