Geografie 2002, 107, 260-276

Czech-Saxon Cross-Border Cooperation With Special Attention to the Elbe/Labe Euroregion

Milan Jeřábek

Sociologický ústav AV ČR, Stříbrnické nivy 4, 400 11 Ústí nad Labem, Czechia

The paper deals with cross-border cooperation, which, since the 1990's, has become an indelible element of regional development of Czech borderland areas. The most important role is played by the Interreg initiative and the CBC PHARE programme. The level and the quality of practical cross-border cooperation are, among other factors, mainly affected by general conditions and geographical position. Particular cases of cross-border cooperation are carried through in various fields (e.g. the arts) on all macro, mezzo and micro levels in a wide range of forms (e.g. partnerships between settlements). Euroregions play the cardinal part in initiating and co-ordinating European integration. The Elbe/Labe Euroregion is one of the 5 Euroregions, which are located on the Czech - German border. Cross-border cooperation is there mainly carried through particular projects, the specification of which is outlined in this paper. The greatest attention is paid to conception issues and to the development of regions.


Příspěvek byl zpracován v rámci projektu "Pracovně podmíněné migrace jako součást mezinárodního (přeshraničního) trhu práce Česka v kontextu evropské integrace" Grantové agentury ČR č. 205/02/0321, které autor tímto děkuje za podporu.