|Paper title:|| Universities – Actors in Cross-border Cooperation Building. Study Case: Romania-Ukraine Border
|Published in:||Issue 2 (Vol. 26) / 2020
|Author(s):|| Marcela Șlusarciuc, Gabriela Prelipcean
|Abstract:|| The purpose of this paper is to explore different expressions of the universities' involvement in cross-border cooperation across the European countries or international, as a way to strengthen the role in the extended community for the ones near a border. Moreover, it aims to identify specific actions and networks, as good practices where universities are the leading players in building cross-border cooperation. The first part of the research is based on several cases illustrated in scientific literature or promoted directly by different univer-sities in Europe or around the world. At the same time, the second part also uses the official data on cross-border projects, official statements and documents, and the partial results of field research that we did in the cross-border area Romania-Ukraine. Therefore, we found that, in the pursuit of a sustainable path, universities found various ways to anchor in net-works among themselves or with community actors. The ones near the border used the in-centives offered by the cross-border programmes to build long-term partnerships and good practices in the benefit of the academia and also of the community.
|Keywords:|| Universities, cross-border cooperation, partnership, sustainability, multiculturalism, Romania, Ukraine.
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