The ESPON seminar “The role of functional areas for territorial cohesion” aims to support policy development for promoting territorial cohesion and harmonious development of the European territory
This seminar will look into how the scale of policy intervention can be matched with the scale of developments by using functional areas. What is the role of functional areas for territorial cohesion? How can areas in decline profit from policy-making using functional urban areas? How can development in functional areas be measured?
Furthermore, the seminar will provide insights to the latest ESPON evidence on many of the topics related to the territorial cohesion debate regarding financial instruments, green infrastructure, circular economy, refugee flows, youth unemployment, geographical specificities, cultural heritage, territorial impact assessment, land-sea interactions, big data, and urban-rural linkages.
The seminar is aimed at policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, scientists and experts who are interested in understanding the development challenges and potential of their territory in a wider context and implementing policies ‘on the ground’ and how ESPON evidence can support these processes.
Draft Agenda available HERE
Registration till 9 June 2019 via link