The PAAR initiative aims to develop these networks and support their efforts to regain democracy in the regions, restore regional integration processes and promote human-centred regional alternatives. In the Global Video, Crisis Regional Solutions, the network argues that regional integration and cooperation are essential to address the many dimensions of today`s global crises and that no country can manage these crises alone. The video also calls on countries to break their dependence on global markets, as well as the dominant development model that has failed to combat growing hunger, poverty and environmental degradation, leading instead to increased inequality and social unrest. Regional integration, the video says, should be much more than macroeconomic cooperation between states and businesses; it should protect common ecological resources and promote human development – health, well-being and democracy – as the foundation of economic development. The post-war crisis led to the emergence of a new global political structure. This new global political structure rendered obsolete the classic Westphalia concept of a system of sovereign states for the conception of world politics. [Citation required] The concept of sovereignty has loosened and the old legal definitions of the ultimate and fully autonomous power of a nation-state are no longer significant. [Citation required] Sovereignty, which has grown in importance as a confirmation of cultural identity, has lost its importance as a power over the economy. [Citation required] All regional integration projects during the Cold War were built on the Westphalia state system and were used for economic growth and security to support state-building objectives. [Citation required] Regional integration and globalization are two phenomena that, since the beginning of the 21st century, have challenged the world order that already exists and which relies on sovereign states. Both processes profoundly influence the stability of the Westphalia state system, contributing both to disorder and to a new world order.

[Citation required] An important example would be the North American Free Trade Area, created in 1994, when the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was extended to Mexico. Another example is the question of how the EU has linked the transforming economies of Eastern Europe through the European agreements. It has signed agreements with most Mediterranean countries, largely developing the EU-Turkey customs union and a Mediterranean policy. [10] Vysegred four is a group of states that work together to achieve higher economic outcomes[11] Deep Integration Recognition analyzes the aspect of effective integration is a much broader aspect and goes beyond the idea that removing tariffs, quotas and barriers will offer effective solutions. On the contrary, it recognizes that additional barriers tend to segment markets. This hinders the free movement of goods and services, as well as ideas and investments. For this reason, it is now accepted that the current framework of traditional trade policy is not sufficient to overcome these obstacles. Such deep integration has been implemented for the first time under the Internal Market Programme in the European Union.

However, given the modern context, this debate is incorporated into the clauses of a number of regional integration agreements resulting from the growth of international trade. [10] (EU). The closer integration of neighbouring economies has often been seen by governments as a first step towards creating a broader regional trade and investment market. The aim is to increase efficiency, productivity and competitiveness, not only by removing border barriers, but also by reducing other costs and risks associated with trade and investment.