The Evaluation of Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU

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Co-funded by the
Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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16 iunie 2015

General presentation

The proposed project, The evaluation of Cross Border Cooperation at the frontiers of EU, defines its main objective by exploring cross border cooperation through: institutions, European policy and European fund programes, specific forms and tools for cross border cooperation together with  methodology used in cross border cooperation evaluation. The process of evaluation takes into consideration each step of the process and follows them closely for a better understanding of the research subjects and that of the EU borders.

The project team is composed of 3 professors, part of the International Relations and European Studies Department, with experience in cross border cooperation,  that propose three new courses for the Master’s program: Cross Border Cooperation Evaluation, Cross Border Cooperation, Evaluation methodology and Communication in the evaluation of public programmes and policies. The project aims to also have an international conference organised and two books published. The target group proposed for the project is made up by the students that will benefit from the knowledge provided through the three courses mentioned above, students from different educational levels, specialists in the field of cross border cooperation and evaluation that will participate in the events and specialists from private and public sectors and also civil society; the two books published will bring together a large number of researchers that will present their work in the field of cross border cooperation evaluation.

The indicators proposed in reaching the project goals are: 3 Master’s courses, a round table event, an international conference, 2 published books and the website of the project.

The University of Oradea, through the Institute for Euroregional Studies, provides valuable expertise gained from the large number of studies conducted, articles, collective books on cross border cooperation, cross border evaluation, while also being a Jean Monet Excelence Center in Romania, specialized in this field.

Through the expertise gained the project aims to associate the field of cross border cooperation and evaluation with specific methods, techniques and instruments so that a new field develops: cross border cooperation evaluation at the Eu borders, a field that focuses more attention on the EU’s Eastern borders.

By implementing the project to achieve the objectives proposed through actions and activities undertaken and reaching the projected indicators, students of European studies will benefit because of the development of a new field for studies and an increase in institutional visibility through the events organised and the participation of international specialists as well as local, national and Euroregional specialists.

The project is constructed according to the priorities and objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, aiming towards intelligent economic growth that is also durable and favourable to social inclusion, concentrated on the 5 main objectives: offering jobs, research and education, reducing poverty, energy and climate.

Thus, the project, through the steps necessary for implementation, in accordance to the Europe 2020 strategy, adapted to suite national objectives, on the basis on the research undergone and the results obtained and published in the two books published cand offer viable solutions in cross border issues by identifying the streghts and opportunities at the EU Eastern border level, in order to bring added value and durable economic, social, educational and infrastructure growth.

In the end the project proposed and implemented by the team from the University of Oradea benefits from high quality human resources with expertise in the field of cross border cooperation evaluation through the existence of the Jean Monet center; the added value that this project brings is achieved by following the proposed indicators to streghten a new field of European studies with the contribution of local, Euroregional, national, European and international specialists, gathered in the 2 books. The beneficiaries of these studies will be students, professors, experts in the field as well as public, private and civil society institutions. The process of dissemination, result multiplication and visibility will be insured through the use of and sites as well as visibility in written press, radio, television and online press.