Local Authorities’ Involvement in Fostering Hungarian-Romanian Cross-Border Cooperation in Tourism


  • Daniel Badulescu University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
  • Istvan Hoffman Eotvos Lorand University, Faculty of Law, H-1053, Budapest, Egyetem ter, 1-3
  • Alina Badulescu University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea
  • Ramona Simut University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 410087, Universitatii 1 – Oradea




public administration, local communities, cross-border cooperation, tourism, Romania-Hungary border area


Tourism can act as an important sector which captures both the attention of public authorities and the interest of people. It is also a main “target” for cross-border cooperation programs, aiming at fostering the role played by local and regional communities in addressing sustainable local development. This paper presents, both theoretically and by using a survey-based research conducted among public administration’s representatives and experts involved in tourism sector, across the Hungarian-Romanian border, some relevant issues concerning the interest and level of involvement of public authorities in cross-border cooperation actions conducted in tourism.

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