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Macro-regional thoughts search to enhance the interaction of the ecu with current regimes and associations, and foster coherence of transnational regulations. Drawing on macro-regional governance and Europeanization, this edited quantity presents an outline of methods of macro-regionalization in Europe exhibiting proof in their major influence.

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This will lead into the final part of the chapter which is an initial exploration of the relationship between SRGs and EU macro-regional strategies. It focuses on the role played by certain SRGs in both the development and delivery of EU macro-regions and highlights some interesting differences between the EUSBSR, where SRGs are playing leading roles, and the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), where SRGs have been rather marginalized. This raises an interesting question about whether results Martin Dangerfield 27 of macro-regional strategies to date might be connected to the kind of foundation of subregionalism that was already in place.

Hence, a number of provisions and institutional arrangements – such as the Committee of the Regions (CoR), a consultative body composed of representatives from regions and municipalities of EU member states – have been introduced. Since the establishment of the CoR in 1994, regional and local representatives provide opinions on policy matters of regional concern, such as transport policy and regional economic development (Warleigh, 2001, pp. ). , 1994, p. 27; Hooghe and Marks, 1996). In a nutshell, a ‘Europe of/with the Regions’ creates awareness of the increasing capacities, which some regions of the EU marshal to conduct autonomous action within (and beyond) the EU, a process which has subsequently been complemented by closer links between national, regional and local actors.

The Impact of Interregional Networks (London and New York: Routledge), 31–63. North Sea Commission (2011) North Sea Region 2020, Draft document for consultation approved by the Annual Business Meeting of the NSC on the 21 June 2011. Oberthür, S. and Schram Stokke, O. (eds) (2011) Managing Institutional Complexity. Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change (Cambridge and London: MIT Press). Ostrom, E. (1990) Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

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