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CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION AT THE EXTERNAL BORDERS OF EUROPEAN UNION

 

 

Ana-Maria Popescu (Stîngaciu)*, Nicolae - Eugen Munteanu**

*Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, 9, Leandrului Street, bl.15, ap.9, 300287, Timisoara, România,

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**Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, 9 A, Martir Ioan Stanciu Street, sc. A, ap.2, 300737, România

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Abstract

To cooperate means to work and act together for a common advantage or purpose. The cooperation across borders, between different countries and regions sharing the same border, to reach common goals, is aimed to increase the overall competitiveness of the regional economy and to improve the quality of living standards for the these areas. European Union’s programmes are good accelerators for cross-border cooperation. The paper is focused on cross-border cooperation programmes at the external border of the EU and the expected impact of the allocated funds. The cross-border cooperation programmes are creating the conditions to exist the relationships between different social and economic stakeholders in order to contribute to economic and social development by supporting SME development, innovation, human resources development, civil society and local communities, increasing educational, social, cultural and sporting exchanges, improving local governance in different cross-border areas.

Keywords: cross-border cooperation, programme, IPA, ENPI, EU allocations

JEL Classification: F 36, F 55, F 59, O 20

 

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