Europe Through the Borders? The Implementation of INTERREG III-A France-Spain
Title: Europe Through the Borders? The Implementation of INTERREG III-A France-Spain
Author: HARGUINDEGUY, Jean-Baptiste
Series/Number: EUI SPS; 2005/08
Assuming that structural funds are the catalyser of new forms of governing within the member states, this paper focuses on the Europeanisation process through the comparison of three cases of implementation of the INTERREG programme for cross-border co-operation. It questions the legal and cognitive capacities of the European Commission to make converge the regional and sub-regional actors toward the constitution of multi-level networks mobilised for the territorial development. It is argued that the translation of the action of the Commission depends on the capacity of institutionalisation of interests and ideas at the border local level.
Subject: Interreg, Cross-border co-operation, paradiplomacy, France, Spain, Pyrénées.
Type of Access: openAccess