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VII CB School

AEBR VII CB School, in collaboration with the Universities of Nijmegen , Victoria, Košice and Uzhhorod, will deal with Cross-Border Labour Markets, and the role of CBC at the external borders of the EU.

Venue: Faculty of Law, Historic Aula, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice, Wednesday, 8 November 2023.

The VII Cross Border School, an activity led with 21st Century Borders_Lab, University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), with the collaboration of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice (Slovakia) and the Research Institute of European Territorial Cooperation of the Uzhhorod National University (Ukraine).

The VII AEBR Cross Border School focuses on two broad topics:

Cross-border labour markets in border regions in Eastern and Western Europe.

The role of soft or para-diplomacy in cross-border cooperation and EUisation of external borderlands.

Read the call for papers here.

draft programme

8:30               Registration

9:00                Welcome speeches and presentation of the VII CB School

  • Miroslav Štrkolec, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice
  • Martín Guillermo-Ramírez, Secretary General, AEBR

9:30               1st panel:   Cross-border labour markets in Europe

Keynote: Joanna Kurowska-Pysz, Professor of the WSB University, Poland


  • Dari Zaika, PhD Student and Volunteer Lawyer, Ukraine: Digital Labor Rights as a New Phenomenon of Teleworking in a Cross-Border Context
  • Jean-François Clouzet, Lecturer at the Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France: Get involved in the cross-border area on the EU’s external borders to participate in the EU project (online)
  • Fabienne Schimek, Programme Manager of the Euro-Institute, Kehl, Germany: Quo vadis Franco-German cross-border labour market? About current projects, challenges and trends in the Upper Rhine Region
  • Jarosław Jańczak, Professor at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland: “You never miss the water till the well runs dry” ‐ (a)symmetrical polycrisis of the German‐Polish cross‐border labor market at the time of pandemic and it consequences for CBC and cross‐border governance (cancelled)

11:00             Break

Parallel sessions: Historic Aula and Minerva Building

11:30 Parallel session 2/a – Colourful Cross-Border Cooperation in Ukraine

  • Irina Yaremak, Associate Professor of Electric Power, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanics Department of Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine: State and Trends of EU-Ukraine Cross-Border Energy Cooperation
  • Yaroslav Lazur, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine: EGTC as a form of development of cross-border cooperation of higher education institutions in the Visegrad Group states and Ukraine
  • Mariya Vasylievna Mendzhul, Professor of Department of Civil Law and Procedure at the Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine: Digitization of Educational Services of Higher Educational Institutions as a Catalyst for Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Lyudmila Progoniuk, Associate Professor at the Department of Public Management and Administration and International Economy of the National Agrarian University of Mykolayiv, Ukraine: Prospects for the Development of the Cross-Border Labor Market in the Context of Regulating Migration Processes in the Ukraine-Slovakia Region

11:30 Parallel session 2/b – Hot topics of Cross-Border Cooperation in Europe

  • Francesco Cappellano (Assistant Professor, WSB University, Poland), Laurie Trautman (Director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University, USA), Joanna Kurowska-Pysz (Professor of the WSB University, Poland): Societal Challenge and Border Regions: a comparative study across North America and EU border regions
  • Bence Varga, Research and Analysis Assistant at HÉTFA Research Institute and Center for Economic and Social Analysis: The social and economic impact of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic on cross-border relations between Hungary and Slovakia
  • Michael Frey (Professor of Law at the Kehl University of Public Administration, Germany) and Rahel Alia Müller (Student Research Assistant, University of Applied Sciences of Kehl, Germany): Lessons to be Learned From the Cooperation between EU, its Member-States and their Regional Level with Switzerland

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30 Round-table discussion: Perspectives of Cross-Border Cooperation in Ukraine

Moderator: Martín Guillermo-Ramírez, Secretary General, AEBR


Tatiana Shaban (University of Victoria), Yuliia Fetko (Uzhhorod National University), Ljudmila Rishko (Uzhhorod National University) (cancelled), Natalia Prelucan (Uzhhorod National University), Taras Ivanovich Griadil (Uzhhorod National University)

14:30 Break

15:00 Global Perspectives: Research and Practising of Borders – keynote session

  • Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Professor of University of Victoria, Canada
  • Laurie Trautman, Director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University (USA)
  • David Newman, Professor of Geopolitics, Dept of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)
  • Andrzej Jakubowski, Assistant Professor, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland)
  • Fernando Bustamante, Ecuador Central University, Quito (online)

17:00 Closure


19:00 CESCI invites registered participants for dinner at Pivovar Hoštinec.


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