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Part III Tasks and Objectives, s.3 Strengthening Democratic Governance, 34 Cross-border Cooperation

Matthias Niedobitek

From: The Council of Europe: Its Law and Policies

Edited By: Stefanie Schmahl, Marten Breuer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2023

Democracy — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Responsibility of international organizations — Rule of law

This chapter looks at the Council of Europe’s (CoE’s) policy in the field of cross-border co-operation. It elaborates on the concept and terminology of cross-border co-operation, analyses the competence of the CoE to develop a policy in the field of cross-border co-operation, and explains the origins of that policy. Next, institutional issues of the CoE’s cross-border co-operation policy are addressed, namely intra-CoE issues and the relationship between the CoE and the European Union. Then, the CoE practice in the field of cross-border co-operation is being dealt with. A short assessment of the significance of the CoE policy in the field of cross-border co-operation concludes this chapter.

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