Course: Crossborder Cooperation in European Union

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Course title Crossborder Cooperation in European Union
Course code KGE/CBC-E
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Böhm Hynek, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. The history of cross-border cooperation in Europe afterálce: first cooperation structures along the Rhine at the German-Dutch and German-French border impact on the single market cooperation program INTERREG as a multiplier of cross-border initiatives 2. The development of cooperative forms of cooperation in the EU: Euro-regions, local grouping of territorial cooperation, the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC). 3. The legal framework for the operation of cross-border cooperation in the EU: Franco-German agreement structuring cross-border cooperation entities, the Madrid Agreement and the role of the Council of Europe, EGTC. Actors fourth cross-border cooperation: International organizations (EU, Council of Europe, OSCE, UN), national states, regions, municipalities, and other actors (NGOs, universities, entrepreneurs). 5. The EU funds in the role of donors cross-border cooperation INTERREG and his successors 6. Case Study: Upper Rhine Region and Big CENTROPA.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be familiarized with the implementation modalities of cross-border cooperation in the EU. In addition, they learn about the history of various forms of cross-border cooperation in Europe, and the ability to orient themselves constructively in the current discussions about borders and identities in Europe and the European Union. This will help them to be able to find their views on the issue of borders.


Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Knowledge of the literature for studies, active participation in seminars and study tours, essay and its defense
Recommended literature
  • Anderson, M. Transfrontier Co-operation - History and Theory. 1997.
  • Beck, J., Wassenberg, B. Grenzu?berschreitende Zusammenarbeit leben und erforschen (Band 2) : Governance in Deutschen Grenzregionen: Beitra?ge aus dem Forschungszyklus zur grenzu?berschreitenden Zusammenarbeit der Universita?t Strassburg und des Euro-Institutes. 2011.
  • Hooghe, L., Marks, G. Unraveling the Central State, but How? Types of Multi-Level Governance. 2003.
  • Paasi, A. Europe as a Social Process and Discourse: Considerations of Place, Boundaries and Identity. 2001.
  • Struver, A. Everyone creates one's own borders': the Dutch-German Borderland as Representation.. 2004.

Study plans that include the course
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