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The future of Europe - Have your say!


Citizens in border regions often experience very concretely in their everyday lives what Europe and the increasing integration of the European Union mean. The resulting opportunities but also challenges are particularly perceived here. The aim of the TEIN4citizens project is therefore to collect the ideas and opinions of citizens from border regions for the future [...]

24h Cross border Challenge!


Key Competencies for Working Across Cultures
The key goal of the project was to showcase how to develop and strengthen intercultural cross-border competencies necessary for living and working in the territory of the tri-border region: Southern Austria, Northern Italy, Southern Slovenia. The project was designed in the format of one day (24 hr) field study tour [...]

Europe, States, Territory: A constructive dialogue!

Europe, Etat, Territoires

On 14 May 2019, the Euro-Institute organised an event at the European Parliament to enable cross-border actors to meet their interlocutors at national and European level in order to improve the dialogue in both directions: to find out how to obtain information and to report questions or problems.
After a presentation by Josha Frey, President of [...]

What does it mean to be an EU citizen? Results and audio records of the event available!


Human Rights, Civic Rights, Entitlements and Obligations
Monday 11th March 2019
9.30am – 4.30pm – Belfast
Since the publication of the EU Commission’s ‘White paper’ in March 2017, reflections on the future of Europe have taken a growing place on the European and national political agendas. Euroscepticism and rising populism reveal the urgent need to engage civil society [...]

Call for Applications: 2nd Summer School B/ORDERS IN MOTION 2019


Border-related theoretical Perspectives on Societal Orders, Flight and MigrationSeptember 22 –28, 2019
Europa-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
The Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION launches its second summer school. This year ́s program invites post-graduate and advanced students with an research interest in the impact of governmental bordering practices on societal orders, flight and international migration.
Border-related theoretical Perspectives [...]

“Castle Talks”, 10th edition !

Castle talks

Last 18th and 19th of March took place a new edition of the “Castle talks on Cross Border Cooperation” in the Château de Pourtalès in Strasbourg.
It is the second such event out of the four that will take place in the framework of the new Jean Monnet Project focusing on “European Crises and Border Regions” [...]

Save The Date: European cross-border cultural capitals and sustainable urban development

The 56th colloquium of the Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF) in conjunction with the 12th colloquium of the Romanian Association of Regional Science
4-6 July 2019, Iasi, Romania
European cross-border cultural capitals and sustainable urban development*
Organizers: Corina Turșie (University of West Timisoara) and Thomas Perrin (University of Lille)
The objective of the [...]

TEIN4citizens project launched!


How can we encourage the civil society in border regions to participate in the debate on the future of Europe?
This is the core question of the project TEIN4citizens that started this month. Co-financed by the Europe for Citizens programme, the project aims at enabling citizens to deepen their understanding of the EU and voice their [...]

Welcome to our new TEIN member the Institute for Catalan Studies

Logo IEC

TEIN is proud to announce that the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC) has joined the network! The academic, scientific and cultural corporation seeks to undertake research and study into all elements of Catalan language and culture.  Based in Barcelona, it has delegations in Alacant, Castelló, Lleida, Perpinyà, València and Palma. In close relationship with the [...]

Castle Talks - The Identity Crisis of Europe: Euroscepticism in Border Regions

Castle Talks on Cross Border Cooperation
The Identity Crisis of Europe: Euroscepticism in Border Regions 

A new edition of the “Castle talks on Cross Border Cooperation” was held on 5, 6 and 7 November.
Following the great success of the six conferences organised as part of the Jean Monnet Project “Castle Talks on Cross Border Cooperation – [...]

Building capacity in cross-border and transfrontier contexts to strengthen European integration

Building capacity in cross-border and transfrontier contexts to strengthen European integration
On Monday 17 September, the members of the Transfrontier Euro Institute Network (TEIN) met for their annual meeting at the office of the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels where the TEIN Charter was revised and progress on shared projects and future [...]

Save The Date: ITEM Annual Conference 2018

‘Cross-border cooperation: Challenges Ahead’
The ITEM annual conference 2018 ‘cross-border cooperation: challenges ahead’ which is organised in cooperation with the European Committee of the Regions and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission will be about:

setting up strong networks for people and society in European border regions,
collaborating in cross-border labour markets,
improving information on [...]

Save The Date: Castle Talks on CBC

Castle Talks on Cross-Border Cooperation
European crises and border regions
The Identity crisis of Europe: Euroscepticism in border regions
Jean Monnet Project
5-7 November 2017
>> Full Programm here <<
 Château de Pourtalès, 161, rue Mélanie, 67000 Strasbourg
 From Strasbourg Station
Tram line A or D to Place de l’Etoile, cross to the Quai du Général Koenig at Place du Maréchal de Lattre-de-Tassigny [...]

Save The Date: CCBS Seminar "Strengthening the Partnership Principle in Border Regions" 10.10.2018

The seminar’s programme is now available. Please click here to view.
Places will be limited, so if you would like to attend this event and contribute to the discussion please REGISTER HERE by 28th September 2018.
For further information please email m.mcclatchey@qub.ac.uk

Save The Date: European citizenship: A pie in the sky? 05.10-2018

ITEM Maastricht Symposium : European citizenship: A pie in the sky?
Looking back on 25 years of experiences and challenges ahead
Symposium in honour of Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Jessurun d’Oliveira at the occasion of his 85th birthday
Date: Friday 5 October 2018
Venue: hotel Vaeshartelt (Weert 9, Maastricht)
“Citizenship of the Union is hereby established. Every person holding the nationality [...]