European perspective



  • Author

    Antoine Decoville, Frédéric Durand, Valérie Feltgen, (LISER)

  • Year of publication


  • Language

    English (EN)



Opportunities of cross-border cooperation between small and medium cities in Europe


This report is meant to observe and highlight the opportunities for cross-border cooperation initiatives between small and medium cities with respect to territorial development and the reduction of inequalities. It aims at being representative of the diversity of the existing forms of cross-border cooperation in Europe which attempt to transcend differences and improve cohabitation and exchanges across borders.

This perspective will hopefully nourish the debate on the steps to be taken in order to strengthen the position of small and medium cities within cross-border dynamics. Moreover, the report looks at the institutional cross-border context of 21 case studies in Europe and presents their cross-border interactions.