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15 years of the EGTC. Lessons learnt and future perspectives - New book published by CESCI

In 2021, the policy instrument of European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) turns its 15th anniversary that gives an opportunity to summarise the experiences and lessons learnt of the groupings; as well as to draft their future perspectives. The authors of a volume published by Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI)

  • not only present the instrument itself but also
  • highlight different aspects of the utilisation of the tool: the role of the EGTCs in Europeanisation, promoting integration of borderlands and critical moments of their creation;
  • analyse their potentials in terms of multi-level participatory governance, interethnic reconciliation, as well as,
  • put on the table recommendations to provide them with competences and to enhance spatial justice.

The publication of the volume was financed by the Hungarian Ministry of Justice, it is free of charge and available also online at

Book launch of Mr Martín Guillermo-Ramírez, secretary general of AEBR:…


15 years of the EGTC. Lessons learnt and future perspectives

Edited by Gyula Ocskay

With the foreword of Mrs Judit VARGA, Minister of Justice of Hungary


Frédéric DURAND, Antoine DECOVILLE (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Luxembourg)

Alice ENGL (EURAC Research, Italy)

Estelle EVRARD (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Mátyás JASCHITZ (Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives, Hungary)

Marcin KRZYMUSKI (City administration of Frankfurt (Oder), Germany)

Eduardo MEDEIROS (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal)

Gyula OCSKAY (Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives, Hungary)

Jean PEYRONY (Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière, France)

James Wesley SCOTT (Karelian Institute, Finland)

Sara SVENSSON (Halmstad University, Sweden)

Peter ULRICH (European University Viadrina & Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, Germany)

European Territorial Cooperation EGTC multi-level governance CESCI Cross-Border Cooperation institutional matters


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Skickades av Angela PINTO den ons, 11/18/2020 - 17:51

Bringing together multiple knowledge and reflections from different experts -  What an enlightening way to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the ECTC EU Regulation!

Now, more important than ever, the added value of cross-border cooperation needs to be known and recognised. Thank you for sharing this pieace of work!

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Skickades av Gyula OCSKAY den fre, 11/20/2020 - 16:50

Thank you, Angela! I am glad to make you happy, you too. :)