P01 A cohesive Europe in 2020 – new instruments, new concepts, new territories
Along with the new programme period for Cohesion Policy (2014-2020) a number of new instruments (Integrated development investments, Community led-local development), and programmatic concepts (e.g. the urban agenda) have been introduced in striving for a “smart”, “sustainable” and “inclusive” Europe. The need to integrate these into the hitherto established routines and mechanisms from former programme periods seems to be a challenging task. Also, the question arises to what extent these innovations comply to other recently established changes within the EU spatial policy-making such as the introduction of the “European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation” instrument, “macro-regions” or the promotion of maritime spatial planning. The session welcomes theoretical and empirical contributions dealing with one (or more) of the following questions:
- What kind of re-scaling processes are induced by the new Cohesion Policy or EU spatial policies in general? Which geographical scales are (dis)empowered (e.g. Brusis 2014)?
- What kind of efforts in terms of policy and process alignment (to the Cohesion policy) can be observed in various countries and regions across the EU (e.g. Dąbrowski 2014)? What sort of EUropeanisation is on the move?
- What kinds of new modes of territorial governance are emerging?
- What “territorial shifts” can we observe and what are the inherent challenges, e.g. in view of cross-border cooperation (e.g. Balogh 2014), maritime/land-use planning, (new) macro-regions (e.g. Metzger/Schmitt 2012), functional regions versus hard spaces?
- To what extent can Cohesion Policy contribute to what kind of cohesion? Are new peripheries and centers/cores emerging (e.g. Lang 2011)?
- Of the good use of the notion of “territory” for the Cohesion Policy *, :
- Territorial Dimension of Cohesion Policy in EU Member States *:
- Place-based approach: institutionalising soft space *:
- EGTC: a new discourse on space? *:
- Nationally driven or community led? The role of EGTCs in the implementation of Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 in Central and Eastern Europe *:
- World regionalization and European Union: a territorial experiment for the competitiveness and cohesion paradigms *, :
- EU Cohesion Policy and the (re)production of centrality and peripherality through soft spaces *:
- Contextualising regional policy for territorial cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe *:
- Territorial Impacts of the EU Cohesion Policy in Iberian Peninsula (1990-2010) *:
- Governance matters! Regionalisation and decentralisation in Romania *: