Regional Europeanisation - An Analysis of the Region of Zealand in the Context of Europeanisation

Ulrik Kjølsen Olsen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


The project deals with the Region of Zealand in relation to Europeanisation. The Region of Zealand has put in place an International Strategy in which it envisages to increase internationalisation and cooperation at a European level. An EU Office placed in Brussels has been established to facilitate the participation in EU-related activities. On the other hand, the EU seems to pay more and more attention to its regions in various ways. The project focuses on the attempts made by the Region of Zealand, and under which conditions it can be argued that the Region is in a process of Europeanisation. The Europeanisation framework has traditionally focused on the implementation of specific EU policies and legal aspects into a domestic context. However, in this project it argued that Europeanisation is taking place without a direct pressure from neither the state nor the EU. Furthermore, the internationalisation strategy of the Region of Zealand is also independent from approaches of other Danish regions. I conclude that Europeanisation in the context of the Region of Zealand can be characterised as ‘bottom-up’

UddannelserForvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 feb. 2009


  • EU
  • Zealand
  • Regional integration
  • Europeanisation
  • Sjælland
  • European Integration