New Modes of Governance in the European Union: The Case of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation

Published: Μαΐ 1, 2018
European integration governance EGTC territorial cooperation
Γιώργος Οικονόμου
The process of European integration poses pressures for new modes of governance in the European space, allowing for the development of subnational mobilization. The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) constitute a formal type of cross-border, inter-state and inter-regional co-operation aiming at improving social, economic, and territorial cohesion. This article focuses on the EGTCs as a new mode of multi-level governance. It is argued that motivation for participation in an EGTC stands for an essential precondition for attracting new members, however, is not suffi cient taking into account intervening variables which have an impact upon subnational mobilization.
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