After the success of the book realised for the DG Regio and published in 2015 for the 25years of INTERREG, Birte Wassenberg and Bernard Reitel decided to pursue the cooperation with the Euro-Institut and the MOT (Mission Opérationelle Transfrontalière) for the realisation of a very ambitious project: the Critical Dictionary on Borders and European Integration.
Still in preparation, this book will consist in around 200 entries in alphabetic order, written by circa 100 authors and accompanied by more than 50 maps. Beyond the role of the Euro-Institut in the coordination of the book, the members of the TEIN are taking part in the project, whether as authors or members of the scientific committee.
Very diverse, but without trying to be exhaustive, the entries can describe actors of cross border cooperation, concepts related to CBC (such as “Border” or “Multi-level Governance”…), European policies & programs, legal tools or frameworks, cross border cooperation areas etc. Beyond this open thematic landscape, the dictionary also covers a wide range of approaches, with contributions of researchers from numerous disciplines (History, Geography, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Economy etc.) but also practitioners of cross border cooperation.
The book is to be publishe by Peter Lang (Brussels).