Aula im Hans-Christiansen-Haus, Museumsberg 1, 24937 Flensburg

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Europe yes, but how? #6

Where Europe emerges: Border regions as laboratories for a decentralised and citizen-oriented Europe?

Border regions have benefited enormously from European integration. The internal market and the Schengen area have benefited them, ultimately moving them from their national periphery to the heart of Europe. In border regions, however, the functional and democratic deficits of the current "Europe of nation states" can also be seen through a magnifying glass: State borders still separate national legal areas from each other and prevent border regions from growing together - including those that used to form a unit. People on both sides of the border are subject to different laws in many areas of life and thus live back to back rather than door to door. Cross-border cooperation often remains necessary and desired, but often remains a laborious affair. But it is precisely there, in border regions, that various new formats of cooperation are developed and tested, which draw the contours of a different, decentralised and citizen-oriented Europe. What can we learn from the experience of border regions? What could be transferred to other regions? What role could and should regions play in Europe? What contribution can they make to the emergence of a post-national European democracy?

To discuss these questions, the Sønderjylland-Schleswig Region, REGIOPARL | Regional Parliaments Lab and the European Democracy Lab invite you to a discussion on the future of regions in Europe on 22.08 at 19.00 in the Aula of the Hans-Christiansen-Haus at Museumsberg Flensburg.

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The event is public and free of charge, please register via Eventbrite.

We thank the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Stiftung Forum Morgen for their support.

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