Territorial Cohesion

Call for 16 twinning partners. Multi-level governance study in support of Europe 2020

The consortium I am part of as a consultant, lead by Spatial Foresight was commisioned by DG Regio to carry out a “Study on promoting multi-level governance in support of Europe 2020”. The study aims at generating lessons from policy experiences and at stimulating the learning and exchange between regions. As part of the study we are looking for 16 twinning partners (European regions or cities) interested in partnering with 8 case study regions on improving multi-level governance: DEADLINE 22 January 2014 The study focuses on two specific policy fields…

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What is this thing called “European spatial planning”?

A very common arrangement of technical terms in some academic and professional circles and a very daunting one in others. European spatial planning creates intense and unending debates regarding what it actually is, and what is its purpose. A majority of these debates spur from cultural and language differences making it difficult to bring everyone in agreement. Giving an all around valid definition has been a difficult task for most academics that attempted it. However, this is not the task of this article, but rather to lay out general principles…

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