EUDIMENSIONS: Local Dimensions of a Wider European Neighbourhood


  • European Commission (6th Framework Programme)

The aim of the project

  • To better understand the implications of new European geopolitical contexts for crossborder civil society interaction
  • To analyse civil society co-operation processes, the multilevel contexts within which they operate and the role of the EU in conditioning these relationships within the Neighbourhood
  • To investigate the extent to which meaningful forms of conflict prevention, problem-solving and collective action are emerging at the EU’ s new “outer edges”
  • To understand how social knowledge and power can be mobilised as positive resources for regional co-operation and development (e.g. in terms of good practices)
  • To understand how the integrative role of the EU can be enhanced within the wider “Neighbourhood” through discourses, policies and supporting measures


2006 – 2009


  • Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Erkner (Berlin) – leader
  • University of Joensuu, Karelian Institute
  • Middle East Technical University, Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia (Ankara)
  • University of Tartu, Department of Political Science
  • Queen’s University Belfast, The Centre for International Borders Research
  • Radboun University, The Nijmegen Centre for Border Research
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Department of Sociology and Social Work
  • University of Thessaly, Department of Planning and Regional Development
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Regional Studies (Pecs)

Engaged persons


  • Final report (co-authors: Iwona Sagan, Wojciech Dąbrowski)

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