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international EUBORDERREGIONS Conference will take place in Tartu, Estonia; 27 – 28 November 2014

The conference is titled "BORDERS, REGIONS, NEIGHBORHOODS:
Interactions and experiences at EU external frontiers" 
and is jointly organised by the EUBORDERREGIONS consortium, the Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu.

Call for papers for EUBORDERREGIONS conference "BORDERS, REGIONS, NEIGHBORHOODS: Interactions and experiences at EU external frontiers"; 27-28 November 2014, Tartu, Estonia

The conference is organized in cooperation with EUBORDERREGION consortium and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu

Documentary film on the Estonian-Russian border area

 Documentary film "On the eastern border"  is available at:


ABS 1st World Conference Call for Panels deadline extended until Nov 15!

For the Call for Papers, further information, updates regarding the conference, and to download forms for submitting proposals, please see the conference website at:

EUBORDERREGIONS working paper nr.5.

Andriy Bryn "European Union and its Neighbourhood. The role of external powers: Russia, China and the USA".

4th EUBORDERREGIONS workshop in ST.Petersburg; 15-17 February 2013

The workshop is organised by the EUBORDERREGIONS Russian partner - Centre for Independent Social Research.

Seminar "Methodology and tools for sociologic analysis of transborder cooperation ", on 24-25 January, in Uzhgorod, Ukraine

Three representatives from EUBORDERREGION Hungarian partner - TARKI Social Science Research Institute -  presented at this methodological seminar on transboder cooperation analysis.

European Border Studies Conference “Mapping Conceptual Change in Thinking European Borders” 3-5 July 2013, Bergamo, ITALY

The event is organised by the University of Eastern Finland, in cooperation with the University of Bergamo, as the first general Conference of the EU-FP7 project EUBORDERSCAPES and as a joint event in conjunction with the FP7 project EUBORDERREGIONS.

VII Cross Border Cooperation Summer School 13-17 August 2012, Estonia

Summer School 2012 takes place on 13-17 August in Tartu, Estonia with the filed trips to the Lake Peipsi communities

EUBORDERREGIONS Newsletter Nr. 3 is now ready

 Newsletter  can be downloaded here

International Studies Association (ISA) announced a call for papers and panel proposals to be presented at the ISA 54th Annual Convention 'Politics of International Diffusion: Regional and Global Dimensions'.

The conference takes place April 3-6, 2013 in San Francisco and will seek to improve our understanding of regional and global diffusion across several dimensions.

New framework agreement for cross-border cooperation between Finland and Russia has been signed

The new framework agreement replaces the Agreement between Finland and Russia on Cooperation in Murmansk Region, the Republic of Karelia, Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region, dating from 1992.

EUBORDERREGIONS project Workshop III, takes place in Budapest, May 9-11.

The workshop will be followed by the EUBORDERREGIONS conference "Exploring Borders, Cross-Border Co-operation and European Cohesion” on May 12.

Nordic strategy for the people, environment and safety of the Arctic

The Arctic faces huge challenges, and the Nordic Council has issued a call for unity behind proposals for healthy and positive development in the region. At its theme session in Iceland, 22-23 March, the Nordic Council called on the governments of the Nordic countries to draw up a strategy for co-operation on the Arctic.

Call for papers: BRIT (Border Regions in Transition) XII in East Asia: Fukuoka (Japan) - Busan (Korea), November 13-16

The BRIT XII Organizing Committee invites academic researchers and practitioners working on borderlands policy and border studies to participate in the BRIT  Conference, a multi-disciplinary/area studies scientific meeting, taking place in Fukuoka and Busan. These locations provide an ideal setting for further understanding the realities of cooperation and conflict over Northeast Asia’s maritime and land borders.

The 3rd Annual Collaborative Border Management Conference, 27th March 2012 in Brussels

The Conference aims to gather the border control and customs communities alongside EU and international policy makers and stakeholders, to discuss opportunities for collaboration across agencies and institutions involved in border management and how this can support smarter and more secure borders in Europe, particularly in the current economic climate when all actors are required to do more with less.

European Commission, DG for Regional Policy,  new publication “European Territorial Cooperation: building bridges between people” is now available online.

This publication gives an insight into how cooperation, including the European groupings for territorial cooperation and EU macro-regional strategies, currently works, and what the future may hold.

EU agrees to start trade negotiations witg Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

The European Commission welcomes today´s decision of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to authorise the opening of trade negotiations with egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia as soon as the necessary preparatory process is completed.  

Peipsi CTC presented a new collection of articles about Transboundary Water Management

At the end of November 2011 Peipsi CTC presented a new collection of articles - "Transboundary Water Management in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Role of NGOs in promoting Integrated Water Resources Management".  

New approach to migration would establish agreements with EU neighbors and other countries benefit th epeople and the countries concerned.

The need for better coordination was highlighted this year when the wave of migrants to EU shores during the Arab spring strained the ability od frontline countries to handle them.

Workshop on Territorial Cooperation in the EU - Call for papers

The university Institute of European Studies (IUEE) is inviting papers for a research workshop on "Territorial Cooperation in the European Union" that will take place in Barcelona (2nd-4th of May 2012).

IX Peipsi Forum takes place on November 23-24 in Tartu, Estonia

The traditionally organized at the end of each year, Peipsi Forum on transboundary cooperation, brings togehter more than sixty experts and stakeholders from Estonia, Russia, Germany, Moldova and Ukraine.

First grants of the EstLatRus ENPI CBC programme are signed and ready for the kick-off

During the Estonia-Latvia-Russia ENPI CBC Programme Conference on November 16 in Saint-Petersburg very first Grant Contract for joint cross-border cooperation projects were signed.

Council conclusions on the review of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The agenda of the general Affairs Council (GAC) meeting yesterday (15th of November) included the adoption of Council conclusions on the review of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. 

2012 European ABS Conference

Associate of Borderland Studies invites to 2012 Conference in Portugal 

II Workshop on Econimocs of Mediterranean

The main objective of the Workshop is to provide a forum for interaction between researchers, policy makers, and interested parties to present and discuss their research on issues identified under the various themes regarding economies and the economic impacts on development in the Mediterranean countries.

Call for participation: Project “Futures of Northern Cross-Border Collaboration” symposium, 26-27th September 2011 in Moscow

A call for papers is announced, looking for works, which  may address issues of the industrial, public and cultural sectors.

International Conference BORDERSCAPES III will be held in Trieste, Italy 28-30 June 2012

Conference will focus on border towns and divided cities. As part of event, a field trip will be organised to border town(s) of Gorizia and Nova Gorica.

07-09-2011: European Congress on E-Inclusion: Transforming Access to Digital Europe in Public Libraries

The second day of theEuropean Congress on e-Inclusion: "Transforming Access to Digital Europe in Public Libraries" (ECEI11) is taking place on Wednesday 7 September 2011, hosted by the Committee of the Regions situated in Brussels.

Delegation of Russian Hanseatic cities cultural managers (from Pskov, Novogorod, Kingisepp) visited Tartu Hanseatic days and 48th Europeade festival on 20-23 July.

The visit takes place within the project "Hanseatic cities: Revived Historical Links for Modern Culture Management", which aim is to establish a practical cooperation platform between Russian and European Hasneatic cities. Project is implemented by Pskov NGO Chudskoi Project, Peipsi CTC, Pskov and Rostock cities.

The European Commission announces biggest ever call for research.

On 19 July, the European Commission will announce the biggest ever call for proposals to fund European research and innovation, totalling around € 7 billion. The main focus of these work programmes is the integration of research and innovation. Particular emphasis has been placed on SMEs.

EC seeks views about Digital Agenda: more open access to scientific information

A public consultation on access to, and preservation of, digital scientific information has been launched by the European Commission. European researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs must have easy and fast access to scientific information, to compete on an equal footing with their counterparts across the world.

EUborderregions 1st newsletter published

First newsletter gives an overview about the project, related events and ctivities. There is also warm greeting from project manager and some information about the consortium.

Seminar on the individualization of borders and boundaries in Paris

Seminar "Law, Time and Money against Territory"  is open to students and scholars in the social sciences, law and philosophy as well as to anyone interested on the following Thursdays from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.: Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 1st & 15, 2011 ; Jan. 5, 19 & 26, 2012

40th Anniversary of foundation of the Association of European Border Regions

Gathering at Anholt Castle (EUREGIO) on 17 and 18 June 1971, 10 border regions agreed to set up a "Standing Conference of European Border Regions". This Conference chose to call itself the "Association of European Border Regions".

III AEBR Youth Forum 08.08-12.08.2011 in Lappeenranta, Finland

Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), Regional Council of South Karelia and its universities organise the 3rd summer seminar
from 8. to 12. August 2011 in Lappeenranta devoted to young people planning for international studies.

The European Union-Russia summit on the 9-10th of June in Nizhny Novgorod

The European Union and Russia are not only neighbours but also strategic partners.

A new and ambitious European Neighbourhood Policy

Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice-President and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, today launched a new and ambitious European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) -- confirming the EU’s determined and reinforced engagement with its neighbours.

Peipsi CTC: Report on Lake Peipsi fishing communities has been completed

In 2010 European Commission has ordered to conduct a study  on the assessment of the status, development and diversification of fisheries-dependent communities in 24 locations areas across the maritime states of the European Union. On of the selected case study regions was Lake Peipsi.

II Economic Conference of the North-West Mediterranean

will be held in 6-7th of June 2011 in Barcelona

EU strategy for Danube Region endorsed on the 13th of April 2011.

EU Strategy for the Danube Region was endorsed, to face regional challenges starting from environmental threats to security issues.


The conference “BORDER REGIONS IN TRANSITION (BRIT) XI” takes this time place September 6-9, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland/ Grenoble, France.

CBC Summer seminar in August, in Lappeenranta, Finland

Association of European Border Regions and the Autonomous Regional Council of South Karelia invite the youth from the border areas to participate in the 3rd Summer Seminar, on 8-12 August 2011, in Lappeenranta, Finland.

CBC Memorandum between Estonia and Russia signed

Estonian and Russian Minister for regional affairs signed a memorandum on cross border and regional cooperation, on Febr 18.

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Dr. James Scott
Project manager
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Project information
Project duration: 01.03.2011-28.02.2015
Lead partner: University of Eastern Finland
Total budget: 3 386 700 €
EU contribution: 2 644 090 €