The EU wishes to export its ‘soft power’ via border management programmes—including those implemented by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia. But what exactly does this entail?
Topics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Border management, Borders, Caucasus, Central Asia, Conflict, Economic development, Ethnic minorities, EU accession, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Union, Frozen conflicts, Georgia, Infrastructure, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Security, Security sector reform, Tajikistan, Trade, Transnistria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
How have cross-border ‘hot spots’ in the Western Balkans become a key focus of environmental, crisis prevention, health, and regional development efforts?
Topics: Albania, Borders, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Environment, Environmental protection, Environmental sustainability, EU accession, Health, Human security, Kosovo – UN Security Council Resolution 1244, Land degradation, Local development, Montenegro, Pollution, Quality of life, Serbia, Southeastern Europe, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tourism, Western Balkans
What are the links between regional development and cross-border cooperation in the Western Balkans?
Topics: Albania, Borders, Ethnic minorities, EU accession, EU Neighbourhood, European Commission, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Union, Instrument for pre accession, Joint implementation, Kosovo – UN Security Council Resolution 1244, Migration and minorities, Montenegro, Partnerships, Refugees, Regional EU Cooperation, Security, Serbia, Western Balkans
What can be learned from the conduct of cohesion policy in the new and old member states that could be useful for the countries along the EU’s southern and eastern borders?
Topics: Absorption capacity, Borders, Capacity development, Central and Eastern Europe, Decentralization, Economic crisis, Economic development, EU accession, European Commission, European Union, Eurozone, Implementation capacities, Macroenomic policy, New EU member states, Regional disparity, State reform