Activar el desarrollo local y regional en la frontera ibérica

  1. Juan Antonio Márquez Domínguez 1
  2. José Manuel Jurado Almonte 1
  3. Jesús Felicidades García 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España


La geografía española actual. Estado de la cuestión: aportación española al congreso de la UGI. París 2022. El tiempo de los geógrafos

Publisher: Madrid : Comité Español de la Unión Geográfica Internacional, 2022

ISBN: 978-84-124962-4-6

Year of publication: 2022

Pages: 317-338

Congress: Unión Geográfica Internacional. Comité Español. Congreso (35. 2022. París)

Type: Conference paper


The Iberian border, the Raya, is the oldest in Europe and stretches for 1,234 km, crossing different regions and territories. Border communities have often suffered from conflict and distance from state powers, which has led to difficult development. Today they are characterised by depopulation and demographic ageing, the abandonment of primary activities, the weakness of the industrial fabric and the precariousness of services. Over the last 30 years, the EU has policies and resources to promote cross-border cooperation. As a result, new institutions or structures for relations and shared governance are emerging. From the perspective of Regional Geography, these new borders represent an opportunity for applied geography, activating local and regional development and territorial resilience. In this context, the singularity and diversity of the border, its persistent demographic crisis and territorial cooperation are addressed, especially from new instruments such as Euroregions and Eurocities