Ten years with the EGTC instrument: European Groupings of Territorial Groupings around Hungary


CPS Research Fellow Sara Svensson co-edited a book on cross-border cooperation in Hungarian borderlands, presented at the European Week of Cities and Regions 2016.

In 2016 it is ten years since the EGTC instrument (European Groupings of Territorial Groupings) was introduced by the European Union as a way to encourage cross-border cooperation between public authorities. This has proven especially popular among so called Euroregions, associations of local and regional public authorities located in European borderlands. Among the more than sixty EGTCs registered today, a third have Hungarian participants and there has been a shortage of information in English on how they emerged within a specific legal and policy environment, and how they perform. The book “An overview of Hungarian EGTCs” is the result of cooperation between CPS Research Fellow Sara Svensson and the organization Central European Initiatives for Cross-border Services (CESCI), and was launched at the European Week of Cities and Regions in Brussels on October 11, 2016.

An overview of Hungarian EGTCs (Download)