This special issue of TRAMES contains papers presented at a conference „Regional development challenges of EU border regions in the context of the interaction between the EU and countries of its immediate neighbourhood” that took place on 16–17 June 2008 in Tartu, Estonia. The conference was aimed to discuss regional development challenges and opportunities of the EU’s easternmost regions in the context of the interaction between the EU with the countries of its immediate neighbourhood – Russia and other CIS countries – Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The conference was organised by the Institute of Government and Politics, and Eurocollege at the University of Tartu; Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, Estonia; International Center for Black Sea Studies, Greece; Institute of Advanced Studies, Austria; and Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, Estonia. The organization of the conference was supported by Estonian Gambling Tax Council, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, Open Estonia Foundation, the European Commission FP6 research project “EUDIMENSIONS” (Contract 028804) and FP7 research project ENRI-East.
More information about the conference form the conference website.