7th June, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria : II AEBR-Casa África Workshop on CBC in West Africa: “Support to integrated and sustainable development and CBC between Micronesia, Cape Verde and Senegal” :



 

Casa África was again the host of this workshop related to the homonymous project developed by the AEBR within a DG Regio call to put European Territorial Policy in the international agenda, and to respond to the demand on EU collaboration on CBC by African and Latin American supranational organizations. Participants from Senegal, Cape Verde, Mali, the Canary Islands, DG Regio and AEBR discussed on the tasks developed within this project and the preliminary results achieved so far.

The date was chosen on purpose, as 7th of June is the African Borders’ Day. The AEBR Secretary General proposed last 3rd of May in New York to the United Nations’ General Assembly to declare the 7th of June as  the International Day of Integration across National Boundaries. The African Union celebrated this date for the first time in 2011, a intercontinental video-conference was organized by the AEBR, the African Union, the Economic Community of Western African States, the University of Edinburgh and several Latin American an European partners from Arica (Chile). In 2014, the AEBR Executive Committee will meet in Joensuu (North Karelia, Finland) on 7th June in the framework of the World Conference of the Association for Borderland Studies.

 

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