ITEM / TEIN Annual Conference 2024

26sep(sep 26)09:0027(sep 27)16:15ITEM / TEIN Annual Conference 2024The future of cross-border cooperation and mobility: horizontal integration and beyond

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Call for papers

This 2-day Conference (co-organised by the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) and the Transfrontier Euro-Institute Network (TEIN) addresses the practical challenges and prospects of future cross-border cooperation and mobility and advances debates and policies outlooks around and beyond the concept of horizontal integration. ITEM and TEIN invite you to submit individual paper proposals and panel proposals on a wide variety of topics and issues that speak to the general theme of the 2024 TEIN Annual Meeting:  The future of cross-border cooperation and mobility: horizontal integration and beyond. 

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About the conference

Crossing the border daily is part and parcel of the life world of millions of Europeans. Whether traveling for work, to study, to shop, or for leisure, inhabitants of border regions go regularly back and forth between one country and another. In our cross-border mobility we experience not only the pleasures of the EU’s freedom to travel, but in many ways also still face administrative and cooperative limits, and problematic differences in social security, taxation, health systems, diploma recognition, crime control, cross-border entrepreneurship, studying, sustainability, energy transformation etc. etc.

Since Maastricht 1992 we have come a long way in fostering cooperation and mobility in cross-border regions, but cross-border cooperation and mobility is easier said than done. We haven’t (yet) cleared all technical, legislative, and cultural obstacles for a borderless process of European integration.  How can we move forward to the next level of European integration in cross-border regions?  Which innovations in cross-border governance mechanisms do we need?

The European integration discourse has long been dominated by the concept of vertical integration, that is to say on the relationship between the EU and its member states.  Horizontal integration implies a process between similar public and private authorities across state borders at lower (regional and municipal) administrative level as well as people to people interactions.

The preliminary programme will follow soon.

Important deadlines

Paper proposals and panel proposals can be submitted by email, all submissions will reviewed.  Upon acceptance, full papers can be submitted in order to be included in the conference pack.

🔺 31 December 2023: paper proposals and panel proposals
🔺 1 March 2024: answer of the reviewing committee
🔺 31 July 2024: submission of full papers

Practical information

🟢 The conference can be attended free of charge
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26 (Donderdag) 09:00 - 27 (Vrijdag) 16:15