Since the start of the macro- regional endeavour, research has played a crucial role in shaping a discourse and a practice that can be considered as a completely new feature of EU integration and provides an innovative approach towards cooperation and territorial cohesion.


The booklet “Making the Most of Macro-regional Strategies” intends to take stock of development of macroregions and its multifaceted aspects. Interact has the task to establish a learning process among the four strategies and with this booklet, for which the experts from academia and think tanks were addressed to propose contributions, the spirit of promoting and spreading the macro-regional idea has been planned, designed and conceived. A wide range of topics is covered in publication, such as the involvement of regional parliaments in macro-regional strategies, general aspects of governance, policy integration, cross-sectoral cooperation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of macro-regional strategies.