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Studies and research about straits issues

Published the 25 June 2018

Dover Strait - A new study highlights the economic footprint of the Channel Tunnel in the UE

A new study published by EY analyses the value of trade travelling through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and EU countries.

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Published the 6 July 2017

Straits highlighted at the occasion of a study day at the University East-Paris Créteil

Saturday 10 June, Stéphane Resche, associate professor at the University East-Paris Créteil, presented the study "Dramaturgy of straits: write and play the mandatory route".

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Published the 27 February 2017

Database on border regions highlights specific challenges of maritime borders

The study and database published by the European Commission enable to study the key features of European straits’ maritime borders.

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Published the 27 February 2017

Dover Strait - New study highlights the economic footprint of the Channel tunnel

The study performed by Ernst & Young for Eurotunnel group proposes an analysis of the economic value of the traffic of passengers and goods through the Channel tunnel.

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Published the 21 October 2016

Strait of Messina - A book devoted to culture around the strait

Appearance of issue 8 of the Écritures review, first opus dedicated to the Strait of Messina in an editorial series devoted to culture around the straits within the European area.

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Published the 13 July 2016

BIG up for European straits!

The BIG (Borders In Globalization) policy forum in Paris on 7 July was an opportunity to highlight the innovative approaches developed in European straits.

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Published the 13 July 2016

Fehmarn Belt cross-border cooperation highlighted at global research conference “Border Regions in Transition”

The 15th conference on Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) took place from 17 to 20 May 2016 in Hamburg (Germany) and Sönderborg (Denmark). A good opportunity to present the Fehmarnbelt Committee!

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Published the 8 July 2016

Strait of Sicily - A European Maritime Day coloured with blue technologies

The National Institute for Sciences and Technologies of the Sea (INSTM) organized on 31 May 2016 the first European Maritime Day event on the Southern shore of the Mediterranean sea.

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Published the 8 July 2016

Strait of Messina celebrates the European Maritime Day

The University of Reggio Calabria held a Roundtable on "the Area of the Strait of Messina and development potential from integrated planning of coastal zones" as part of the European Maritime Day.

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Published the 19 May 2015

European Straits at the heart of cross-border maritime cooperation

A recent study has shown the proven benefits of cross-border maritime cooperation, confirming one of the ESI's core principles.

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Published the 11 March 2015

"Maritime Straits: dialogue between the banks": come and join the project!

This project seeks to explore the "invisible link between cultures" that maritime straits constitute. Come and join the project and make it a reality.

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Published the 11 March 2015

For a network of researchers specialised in Straits issues

The European Straits Initiative seeks to connect researchers with an interest in straits issues, particularly in the context of European projects. Come and join two projects to be submitted soon!

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Published the 4 March 2015

The Seascape character assessment for the Dover Strait

The full report of the Seascape character assessment study for the Dover Strait is now available in English and French on the NOSTRA project website.

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Published the 19 November 2014

BRIT XIV conference: the strait, source of innovation

For the first time, the international BRIT (Border Regions In Transition) conference devoted a special session to straits. At this event, the ESI was the voice of the European straits.

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Published the 21 July 2014

The Strait of Messina: for a European cultural network of straits

The cultural and artistic dimensions of the straits are essential to the construction of a distinctive "straits identity", epitomised by the project led by Stéphane Resche on the Strait of Messina.

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