European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011General characteristics and challenges for a successful cross-border cooperation
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 SummaryIntroductionWhat are the different dimensions of the border ?What happen when two “systems“ try to work together ?ExamplesHow can we better cooperate ?Conclusion
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011Introduction : why is cross-border cooperation so important ?
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 Border regions represent more than 30% of EU territory 30% of the EU‘s population live in cross-border areas 7 % of the EU‘s Population is mobile wihtin the EU – 80% of this phenomenon happens in the border areas Challenge: - make it easier for the citizens to live in those areas - benefit from those laboratories of the european integration
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 What are the different dimensions of the border ?
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011Political borderEconomic borderLegal borderAdministrative borderLangage borderNatural bordersCultural bordersHistorical bordersSocial bordersMental borders…Border as an interfaceCross border cooperation is a link
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011What happen when two “systems“ try to work together ?
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011Reference system Image of the other person BezugssystemConception of theworld WeltanschauungLife history Lebensgeschichte Selbstbild und Representation of oneself, Wahrnehmung der Codes, languages eigenen Rollerepresentation ofone’s role GruppenzugehörigkeitMembership of Bedürfnissegroups SoziokulturellesNeeds System Current situationSocio-culturalsystem Cultural adjustment – setting up of a new style of relations
Interculturality in cross border co-operation from the interpersonal to the inter-institutional dimension National culture Reference administrative system Administrative culture Border space Individual in country 1 actor Material Cross border Commonproblems co-operation interests Individual Border space in actor country 2 Administrative culture Reference administrative system National culture
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 Implicit F CH D Explicit Communication styles Monochromatic Polychromatic F CH D TimeGeneral direction of action Interpersonal F CH D Result United F D CH State structure Diversity Disagreement F D CH Consensus Discussion culture Hierarchical distance Long F D CH Short Conflict resolution F CH D Circular Linear
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 CommunicationDo you have a„concept“/“Konzept“?
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 The exact counterpartWhat happens when afrench and a germanmayor try to worktogether?
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011Time management and cultural aspectsThe story of the firstmeeting of a frenchgerman project
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011How can we better cooperate ? Two important structures in the Upperrhine Region … And an efficient governance system
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 The Upper-Rhine ConferenceExperts from the French,German and Swissadministrations (State-Regional/Land/Canton level)work together on specific subjects such astransport, environment,health, education, culture…
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.20111 secretariat600 experts12 GroupsAnalyse the situationin the UpperrhineRegionFind solutions tocommon problems
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 Euro-Institut: Facilitator of cross-border cooperation since 1993Bicultural and binational structureNeutral plateformTarget group: Civil servants and actors of the cross-bordercooperation from France, Germany, Switzerland and otherEuropean countries
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011In order to facilitate cross-border cooperation, we offer :
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 Our publications
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 How do we work?Need-analysis for target groups and cross-border territoriesEnabling organisations with different backgrounds to work together –intercultural managementDeveloping specific methods and instruments for training on cross-border issues – cross-border training engineeringParticipating at relevant networks, creation of the Transfrontier Euro-Institut NetworkCapitalization and dissemination of know-how and best-practicesolutions in Europe (Intercultural guide for the animation of cross-bordermeetings…)Providing technical assistance to other cross-border territories inEurope
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011A better governance system
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.20114 Eurodistricts(local cooperation)1 TrinationalMetroplitain Region(regional networks)
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011Trinational metropolitain Region Upper-Rhine
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 Conclusion… …for a sucessful cooperation
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 For a cooperation without mental frontier, it is necessary to:Reconsider one‘s way of thinkingFind the right counterpart beyond the borderLearn to know and respect the other‘s structures,working methodsUnderstand the origins and characteristics of one‘s ownsystem
European cross-border Symposium 02.03.2011 Many thanks for your attention!Anne ThevenetDeputy director of the Euro-Institut+49 7851 7407 firstname.lastname@example.org