A new publication from our team was released a few days ago in the Journal of Borderland Studies:
The paper discusses the question what the main structural driving forces for cross-border commuter dynamics are. It does so at the example of the Alpine region, referring to results of the ARPAF cross border project.
We tested several hypotheses and we found out:
"The results show that cross-border commuting has several driving forces. A statistical causality in the strict sense cannot be ...
The ESPON project Alps 2050 has intensively analysed the territorial development of the Alpine region throughout the last year, with our team as the leadpartner of the research consortium. The results are online now:
The most important results are published in the final report, complemented by annexes and short versions: The reports show the complex patterns, the strong potentials and the severe challenges for sustainable development in the Alpine region.
A new paper has just been accepted by European Planning Studies (EPS): The paper discusses what could be the potentials of macroregional strategies. In recent years, European regional policy has seen a surprising popularity of macro-regional strategies. We focus on the example of the Alpine strategy EUSALP and discuss which potential comes along with its underlying regionalization logics.
We argue, firstly, that the still young regionalization process of the EUSALP neither follows the understan...
Announcement of an interesting panel discussion during the European Week of Regions in Brussel:
"The four EU macro-regional strategies (MRS) developed to date for the Baltic Sea, Danube, Adriatic and Ionian as well as for the Alpine Region have received considerable political commitment. They provide a unique attempt to underpin transnational cooperation with concrete goals for regional developments in policy areas such as environment or transport. The workshop discusses, first, in what ways ...
The new issue of Regional Science, Regional Studies contains a short article in the Early Career Section of Franziska Sielker.The open access journal from the Regional Studies Association has a section specifically devoted to young academics offering a mentored publication process.
The article "New approaches in European governance? Perspectives of stakeholders in the Danube macro-region" identifies the drivers for stakeholders' commitment in the EU Danube Region Strategy. The article conclud...
Through numerous international research projects the European Territorial Observatory Network (ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme) has produced evidence on territorial and socio-economic developments and trends in Europe. This year’s ESPON seminar in Luxembourg focuses on the topic of “A world without borders - Refugees, cooperation and territories”. The seminar's aim is to discuss what research is needed to support policy making in cross-border cooperation and to understand the diversity of Europ...