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Boosting Local Economic Growth in Border Regions in the Process of EU Integration: Best Practices of Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries

No 599948-EPP-1-2018-1-UA-EPPJMO-SUPPA
(01.09.2018 – 31.08.2021)
Booklet here.

Aim and objectives
The project aims to boost local economic growth in border regions through raising of the awareness and development of proposals for local, regional and national policy makers on the improvement of the instruments of local communities' economic development in Poland-Ukraine, Hungary-Ukraine, Romania-Ukraine and Romania-Moldova cross-border regions.
Project Team
Academic Coordinator
Dr. in Economics, Prof. Iryna Storonyanska
Project Coordinator
Dr. in Economics Khrystyna Prytula
Project Assistant
Yaroslava Kalat
Creation of the section
"European Integration Guide for Local Communities of Border Regions"
on the IRR NASU website
(Virtual platform (EN-UA))
Past Activities
Local economic development of border regions: capacity, problems, perspectives

Sociological survey will cover the representatives of local communities of 5 Ukrainian regions that border the EU countries. The main objectives of the research are: to evaluate the capacity of their economic development, to determine major development problems that can be solved by combining joint efforts of neighbouring territories on both sides of the border and to define their understanding of perspective directions of their territories' development.
September 2018 - December 2018
Future events
"Instruments of Local Communities' economic development: best European practices in the sphere of cross-border cooperation". Series 1. Euroregions, ECGs, EGTCs, etc

March 2019
Roundtable debate "Cross-border Cooperation in EU Member States: Theoretical Studies and Best Practices" (Oradea, Romania)
May 2019
Publication of selected papers on the basis of roundtable debate "Cross-border Cooperation in EU Member States: Theoretical Studies and Best Practices" (Oradea, Romania)
October 2019
Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Lviv, Koselnyzka Str. 4
Phone: +38032 270 71 45

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