European perspective



  • Author

    Nermin Dizdarevic

  • Year of publication


  • Language

    English (EN)



The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) – To what extent should the EGTC be considered a rational choice for organising cross-border cooperation?


Politicians involved in finding rational sense for an EGTC establishment must carefully assess which arguments in favour or against such establishment apply to their situation of cross-border cooperation. This paper elaborates that from a rational perspective the evident arguments of the EGTC instrument include its legal and institutional aspects, however, there is also growing reason to argue the EGTC as a potential political instrument in terms of organising cross-border cooperation in the future EU system. The paper provides a decision model which can serve as a common guideline in deciding on the use or non-use of the EGTC instrument.