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Cross-Border Cooperation in EU Member States: Theoretical Studies and Best Practices

International roundtable debate «Cross-Border Cooperation in EU Member States: Theoretical Studies and Best Practices»
(May 7-9, 2019, Oradea (Romania))

International roundtable debate “Cross-Border Cooperation in EU Member States: Theoretical Studies and Best Practices” was held on May 7-9, 2019 in Oradea (Romania). It was organized in the framework of the project “Boosting Local Economic Growth in Border Regions in the Process of EU Integration: Best Practices of Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries” (№599948-EPP-1-2018-1-UA-EPPJMO-SUPPA) under the Jean Monnet program, which is coordinated by the Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of NAS of Ukraine (hereinafter – the Institute).

The event welcomed over fifty experts in the sphere of cross-border cooperation from five European countries (Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Hungary and Moldova), who held the discussions by four thematic directions:

  • European theoretical studies in the sphere ofcross-border cooperation development.

  • Methodologies of evaluation in cross-border cooperation.

  • Existing challenges of cross-border cooperation development in the EU member states.

  • Problems of cross-border cooperation development along the EU external borders.

Doctor of Economics, Prof. Iryna Storonyanska, the Deputy Director for Scientific Research of the Institute delivered the welcoming remarks. The Institute was also represented by Khrystyna Prytula – the Head of Cross-Border Cooperation Sector, who addressed the major aspects of the Project, and Yaroslava Kalat – Junior Researcher of Cross-Border Cooperation Sector.

The representatives of the Institute delivered the following speeches at the international roundtable debate:

  • Iryna Storonyanska “Economic Challenges of Development of Territorial Communities: The Case of EUBorder Regions of Ukraine”;
  • Khrystyna Prytula “Features of the formation and functioning of global value chains in the EUUkraine cross-border area”.

Concluding the event, the organizers thanked all the participants and partners of the Project (University of Oradea, Romania Institute for Euroregional Studies (ISER), Romania University of Debrecen, Hungary Centre of Excellence at SGH Warsaw School of Economics (CEWSE), Poland Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine ECSA-Moldova (“E- Institute”)) for active participation and substantial discussion. The results of international roundtable debate will be published in the conference proceedings.

Additional information on international roundtable debate is here (;

The program of roundtable debate is here.