Borders within Europe, border deactivation, cross-border cooperation and institutions: The Iberian Raya case
Author(s)Francisco José Calderon Vazquez
Keywordsfronteras interiores europeas, desactivación fronteriza, cooperación transfronteriza, instituciones.
Social sciences (General)
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Abstract&lt;span lang="EN-US"&gt;The present paper presents an application to the case of the European cross-border cooperation policy (CBC). Specifically, the CBC carried out at the Spanish-Portuguese border is reviewed from a functional perspective. To do this, a descriptive overview of the implementation process of Portuguese-Spanish CBC is made, showing the agents and institutions that have carried it out, in particular the working communities, and the results achieved throughout the process. Understanding by results: &lt;em&gt;1)&lt;/em&gt; what progress or recoils have been made in the deactivation of this secular border —that is, the border effect has been eliminated—, &lt;em&gt;2)&lt;/em&gt; what obstacles remain outstanding and &lt;em&gt;3)&lt;/em&gt; what are the future challenges. &lt;/span&gt;