09/03/2022 – Next ITEM: “The Future of the European Cross-Border Regions”
“Next ITEM” – is the title of a series of public debates organised by the expertise centre ITEM, the UM cross-border institute. We continue with linking the debate on the Future of Europe to the Future of the European Cross-Border Regions.
The Euregion Meuse-Rhine – as an example – has recently suffered a lot from closed borders, non-harmonized national measures and a lack of cross-border crisis management during the pandemic. How can the future of Europe been shaped with a special attention to the current deficiencies of cross-border cooperation? ITEM research on cross-border crisis management in the field of public health has recently shown that cross-border coordination is hindered by deficiencies at all levels of governance.
Academics speak today about “re-bordering” effects due to the migration crisis and recently as a result of the national Covid-approach. The open internal and external borders have been under pressure. The question is how this is reflected in the debates on the Future of Europe? What could be the role of border regions when we discuss a future EU governance system? Are cross-border regions seen as an essential “test case” for EU integration in practice?
The debate is held in English and will be moderated by Martin Unfried, ITEM. For more information and to register click here.