SERPENTINES! - A new future for Europe’s regions

SERPENTINES! - A new future for Europe’s regions


European Democracy Lab, the University of Salento, MediaLynx and Citizens Take Over Europe organise this online side-event in the run-up to the 2023 #EURegionsWeek, the annual European Week for Regions and Cities in Brussels.

Featuring in this Side Event: a horizontally woven texture for the continent: a Europe of Serpentine regions. Join this online meeting to learn firsthand about the concept and first research results exploring a new, decentralised, cross-border and post-national Europe.

The wars on Corona and in Ukraine put fresh pressure on the European constellation. The continent turns into a field lab for rethinking its post- and supranational political architecture. Regions are at the core of this transformation. As the Austrian writer Robert Menasse said: region is home, nation is fiction. We discuss two case studies: the Adriatic Serpentine Puglia-Albania-Montenegro, and the cluster-region Ruhr-Southern Netherlands-Flanders. And possible scenarios for further roll-out in the years to come.



Presenter: Jan Bierhoff, Medialynx


  • Susanna Cafaro, Uni Salento
  • Ulrike Guérot, Eur. Democracy Lab


Online Event


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