A 'Macro-regional' Europe in the Making: Theoretical by Stefan Gänzle, Kristine Kern

By Stefan Gänzle, Kristine Kern

European Union (EU) macro-regional ideas, akin to those composed for the Adriatic Ionian, Alpine, Baltic Sea and Danube areas, objective to enhance transnational cooperation and coordination in a 'territorially outlined' environment. those techniques suggest an built-in framework for cooperation related to a variety of european member states, nearby corporations, sub-national professionals, civil society firms in addition to non-EU companion countries.
 
The members query even if macro-regional concepts are important tools for making improvements to actor-policy linkages on the ecu, member/partner nations, and sub-national degrees, and no matter if the target of social, monetary and territorial harmony will be fulfilled via those strategies.

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This list should be treated with caution as it may not be exhaustive and other scholars might legitimately prefer an expanded list. The approach taken here (and also in previous such studies by the author) is to stay in line with the few, albeit rather substantial, academic studies in the field. g. g. the Arctic Council, Union of Arab Maghreb, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation); have a single, distinct or thematic agenda (Helsinki Convention); or the areas covered correspond with what have been convincingly labelled ‘substate regions’ whereby such cooperation between two or more contiguous states has been referred to as simply ‘transfrontier’ or ‘cross-border’ (see Cottey, 1999).

More recently, Claus Leggewie has conspicuously argued that ‘regional associations’ rather than regions themselves (should) ultimately serve as important cornerstones for a new type of European federalism: A Europe of the Regions has so far been envisaged and arranged on far too small a scale, as a provincial prop for a large quasi state ruled from Brussels and legitimised from the capitals. Regional associations may revive the good old principle of European federalism – they rise above the nations that often operate today as blockading powers, but they are also still near enough to the cultural characteristics and networks of the people of Europe.

G. trade liberalization schemes). Agendas and activities of SRGs concern mainly practical cross-border cooperation in various spheres, including economic development, EU pre-accession support, education, transport, tourism, culture, science and technology, environment, organized crime and border management. By targeting issues that were necessarily multilateral but were either outside the direct concern of larger regional entities or connected to the EU’s pre-accession agenda, SRGs have been a clear case of multilevel governance at work.

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