27.11. - 28.11.2014

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

Location: Tartu, Estonia

Contact person
Margit Säre,
EUBORDERREGIONS project Estonian coordinator

The aim of the conference is to investigate the manifold consequences of increasing cross-border interaction for the development of regions at the EU’s external borders and to discuss about challenges to economic, social and territorial cohesion as well as regional development potentials as exemplified by different borderlands.

The programme includes lectures and discussions on Baltic Sea regionalism, post-Soviet Eurasia and Mediterranean region; focusing on security, immigration, cultural integrity and memory politics. There will be several presentations on the events in Ukraine, as well as on the topics of democratisation and the challenges for the European Union with respect to the conflict in particular. There is a panel dedicated to the political implications of recent sport events such as the Winter Olympics in Sochi and the International Ice-hockey Championship in Belarus.
On the second day field trip to the Estonian-Russian border region Southern corner will be organised, with the meetings an policy forum with local stakeholders in Setomaa region.

The conference’s conveners are James Scott, Professor at the University of Eastern Finland, and Andrey Makarychev, visiting Professor at the University of Tartu.
Estonian event brings together appr 80 scholars and practitioners from EU, EU Neighborhood countries, Russia and from Canada.

The conference will be held in cooperation between Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Cooperation, EUROBORDERREGIONS consortium and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS). The event is supported from EU FP7 “EUBORDERREGIONS” project, CEURUS, K.Adenauer Foundation, ALDA - The European Association for Local Democracy.

The Conference program is available at

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