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  1. Tick true or false
    1. The protocol Was signed in the European Parliament See
    2. The protocol is to cancel the former agreement signed in Madrid in 1980
    3. States shall not approve cooperation between their respective borderlands

  2. The Euroregion:
    1. Provides citizens with info points and services for the public
    2. Has not to do with research
    3. Always has the legal status of EGCC
    4. Only involves regions that are part of EU member States

  3. Link to every country its corresponding regions

  4. IIndicate which state each of the following cities belongs to:
    Nancy, Saarbrücken, Longwy, Namur, Magonza, Schengen, Metz.
  5. Show where the following cities are:
    Aix-en-Provence, Torino, Annecy, Genoa, Imperia, Nice, Chambery, Marseille, Cuneo, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Avignon
  6. The legal status of this Euroregion is
    1. a Working Community
    2. a EGCC
    3. a union/association
  7. Tick true or false
    1. A Borderless euroregion is a European group for territorial cooperation
    2. It is not possible for a region being part both of a EGCC and of a Working Community
    3. The Alpine-Adrian Working Community includes the whole Austria
    4. The Tyrol Alto Adige Trento euro region includes a mostly Italian-speaking area

Questions of synthesis

1. Which are the Protocol main aims?
2. Why the document specifies that cooperation agreements must not break national laws?
3. Which are the document premises and which the aims?
4. Describe physical and economic characteristics of the Greater Region.
5. Set out a brief scheme about each region forming the Alps-Mediterranean euro region (use the links given in the link student section).
6. Individuate all euro region territories having similar features.
7. Which historic element do the three euroregions share?
8. Show on a map, with different colours, these three euro regions borderlines and make sure their intersections are right.

Questions of synthesis

  1. Why the document specifies that cooperation agreements must not break national laws?
    • Search through the whole document those articles which set its main aims out
    • Explain those aims with a non-technical language
    • Try to focus on the nation states sovereignty question
    • Illustrate which traditional fields belonging to the State sovereignty have been attributed to EU
    • Explain the meaning of “devolution” as used in the political language in Italy to point out to decentralisation
  2. Which are the document premises and which the aims?
    • Individuate on the map the old frontier that used to separate West Europe to the part of its linked to the Soviet Bloc.
    • Explain the differences between the “old” and “new” Europe countries.
    • Which are the cross-border cooperation main aims that can be found in the document?
    • Why can the Euro region promote the development of border regions more than national intervention?
    • Which Euro region have been created on the spur of this document?
    • Which Euro region have given themselves the EGCC legal status?
  3. Write a short essay about Grande Région including:
    1. Regions and states that are part of the cooperation
    2. The physical characteristics of the area (topography, and hydrography)
    3. Rural and urban areas (where the cities are located in the area)
    4. Economic activities (before and after the crisis in the extractive industries)
    5. Characteristics of cooperation