Common Borders – Common Goals. Interregional Partnership Between Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova

Development of cross-border cooperation is one of the biggest priorities of regional policy in Europe. During the panel discussion, called „Common Borders – Common Goals. Interregional Partnership Between Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova”, that will take place as part of the 28th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj, its participants will try to decide how to strengthen its mechanisms to make it more effective.

Establishing good neighbour and partnership contacts between cities and regions is an effective method to build good relations between states. Joint ventures of regions in Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova are helping to achieve social, cultural and economic goals, promoting the development and exchange of information. The discussion moderator, chairman of the Euroregion “Dniester”, believes that the cooperation of the four neighbours can be an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences, both in local and regional aspects. He underlines the importance of agreements, such as quadrilateral between Poland, Moldova, Ukraine and Romania, which allow for effective action. They also affect the development of tourism between regions, which is also helpful to enhance the knowledge about each other.

Developing cross-border cooperation within the confines of the structures bringing together representatives of local and regional governments, associations and social partners is also one of the important symptoms of European integration. In turn, the effectiveness of international contacts affects social and economic development to a large extent.

The discussion partners are the Euroregion “Dnister” and Ukrainian-British City Club.