Political communication and decision-making faces challenges caused by long-term trends. Knowledge about these trends in comparable social and geographical situations offers considerable advantages. Demographic change is one of those trends affecting many municipalities, in which an aging society combines with a low child birth rate and a growing number of people with an immigrant background. Another trend is Europeanization, which makes it possible for former border municipalities can forge new communities with partner municipalities beyond the old state border, and plan a new development path in a Europe which is growing together. This means new opportunities for municipalities to benefit from the diversity of different experiences and traditions.
We offer e.g. the following topics:
Policy in "border regions" - Supporting border crossing cooperation of municipalities in European regions
"More colourful, less, older" - Planning for demographic change