Territorial Dimension of Cohesion Policy in EU Member States
The main goal of the contribution is to discuss how are the EU member states coping with the expected enhanced territoriality of their policies and to assess whether they are the only trying to satisfy the minimum standards of place-based approach set by the EU or are rather moving towards the new paradigm on policy-making characterized by more territorialy-sensitive approach. The core of the contribution is the analysis of Partnership Agreements signed between the European Commission and individual member states which include the description of approach particular countries choose to deal with territorial dimension in its policies during the 2014-2020 programming period. The analysis showed there are significant differences among the EU countries and that the member states could be categorized into several groups sharing similar features. The analysis also enables to share good practices and interesting ideas applied by the member states in quest for territorial cohesion.