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Crossing Borders

New Nordregio Working Paper on linkages between EU policy for territorial cooperation and Nordic cross-border cooperation.

Cooperation across national borders is a means to enhance regional development and growth in border areas. Institutions, authorities and organisations on both sides of the border see that there is much to gain from cooperation and, sometimes, that it is even necessary to cooperate.

Cross-border cooperation is an important part of Nordic cooperation on regional policy. The Nordic Council of Ministers provides funding for 12 cross-border committees in different parts of the Nordic Countries. EU funding for cross-border and transnational cooperation projects through the European Territorial Cooperation programmes (also called INTERREG) also has a significant impact on Nordic cross-border cooperation.

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