EU Open Days 2013

A brief by Chris Huggins**, from the Centre for European and International Studies Research This year marked the tenth EU Open Days in Brussels. This event, organised by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions, brings together local and regional actors from across Europe, along with representatives from the European Commission and Committee of…

World Tourism Day: Vision and Mission

A brief by Graciela Pedrosa-Sobrido***, Scholar at the World Tourism Organisation What´s the vision? What´s my mission? A few days ago Tamara Guirao-Espiñeira kindly invited me to be a guest blogger, and I would like to begin my comments thanking her for the given surprise and honor. She knows I am working on a project…

Bilateral links in the Channel/Manche area … and beyond

A brief by Chris Huggins**, from the Centre for European and International Studies Research Since the late 1980s local and regional authorities in southern England and northern France have co-operated on a bilateral basis. These links differed from the traditional post-war twinning links between cities, towns and other smaller communities. Rather than a narrow focus on…