Considerations on the Effectiveness of Cross-Border Cooperation in Public Order and Civil Protection Services. The Case of the Romanian – Hungarian Border Area

  • Daniel Badulescu University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
  • Alina Badulescu University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
  • Catalin-Adrian Bucur University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
Keywords: cross-border cooperation, public order, civil protection, Romania-Hungary border area, local governance

Abstract

Cross-border cooperation is an important mean to facilitate good neighborhood relations between communities divided by political frontiers. The institutional cross-border cooperation in the field of public services creates various opportunities and advantages for local communities on both sides of the border, helps to protect the safety of people and properties, and acts as an innovative model in providing high quality public services. Within this context, our paper presents, starting from a theoretical approach, the results of a survey-based research conducted among representatives and experts involved in public order and civil protection institutions, across the Hungarian-Romanian border. The paper focuses on revealing aspects such as objectives and results, effects and limits, reciprocity and long-run sustainability of the cross-border cooperation actions. The paper also draws conclusions and provides further recommendations.

Author Biographies

Daniel Badulescu, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
Professor
Alina Badulescu, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
Professor
Catalin-Adrian Bucur, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
Associate Lecturer

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Published
2015-07-31
Section
Conference Paper