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The “Territorial Agenda” for the European Union – Effects on the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013 Conference Hamburg, 10 – 11 May 2007 Wilfried Görmar, BBR. The Territorial Agenda. Territory matters !. Facts – an example. Land and soil consumption and degradation.

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The territorial agenda for the european union effects on the baltic sea region

The “Territorial Agenda” for the European Union – Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013 Conference

Hamburg, 10 – 11 May 2007

Wilfried Görmar, BBR


The territorial agenda
The Territorial Agenda Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • Territory matters !


Facts an example
Facts – an example Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

Land and soil consumption and degradation

  • From soil to land for settlements and transport =

    1 m² per second in Switzerland

    10 m² per second in Germany

15 % of ice-free world land surface = degraded


What matters
What matters ? Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • Territorial implications of sector policies, such as use of territorial resources

  • Territorial conditions for development such as location

  • Territorial organisation of processes, such as administrative territorial structure and territorial governance

    Consequence:

  • Growing awareness of territorial dimension in EU policies and programmes


Context for territorial agenda
Context for Territorial Agenda Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • 1999: ESDP

    • Polycentrism, accessibility, cultural and natural heritage

    • Will remain unchanged.

      2000 / 2001: Lisbon- (economic growth and innovation, employment) and Gothenburg-Strategy (sustainability, ecologic, social)

      2004 / 2006: Integration of territorial cohesion into structural policy

  • New Territorial Challenges

How to mobilise diverse territorial potentials of all regions for strengthening global competitiveness, sustainability and balanced development

Lisbon Performance of the EU Territory

Response 2007: Territorial Agenda of the EU (TA)

= Action-oriented application of Lisbon and

Gothenburg strategies on EU space/territory


Challenges
Challenges Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • Geographical concentration of market forces activities

  • Accelerating integration of the EU in the global economic competition

  • Effects of demographic change and migration on labour markets and social sustainability

  • Impacts of climate change

  • Rising energy prices

  • Growing social imbalances

  • Impacts of the EU enlargement on the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the EU

  • Overexploitation of the ecological carrying capacity

  • ...


Structure and content of ta
Structure and content of TA Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • Future tasks: Strengthening Territorial Cohesion

  • New Challenges: Strengthening regional identities, using territorial diversity

  • New territorial development priorities for Europe

  • Implementation actions


Background and future actions
Background and future actions Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • TA is based on evidence document “The Territorial State and Perspective of the European Union” (ESPON/Interreg results)

    Supplementary Documents of German EU presidency:

    • Bringing Europe Together – Transnational Cooperation of cities and regions (results and impacts of transnational Interreg IIIB projects)

    • Maps on European Territorial Development

      TA to be adopted at informal ministerial meeting on urban development and territorial cohesion on 24/25 May 2007 in Leipzig; further actions through next EU Presidency (Portugal)

      TA to be further implemented through actions and programmes e.g. transnational cooperation programmes and further developed through ESPON and project examples


6 priority fields of ta
6 Priority fields of TA Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • Strengthening polycentric development and innovation by networking of city regions and cities

  • New forms of partnership and territorial governance between rural and urban areas

  • Promoting regional clusters of competition and innovation

  • Strengthening and extending Trans-European Networks

  • Promoting Trans-European risk management including the impacts of climate change

  • Strengthening ecological structures and cultural resources as new development strategy


Bsr influence on ta
BSR influence on TA Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

BSR stakeholder conference on Territorial Agenda

in Warsaw 6-7 Nov. 2006:

More emphasis on:

  • Social dimension

  • Cooperation with neighbouring countries

  • Role of small- and medium-sized cities

  • Integrated maritime policy


Ta and transnational programmes
TA and transnational programmes Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • Territorial Agenda

  • Methodology = Integrated approach on territorial development

  • Thematic scope: 6 priority fields

  • Transnational cooperation programmes

  • Only EU programmes, where integrated territorial development approach is required,

  • Thematically more combined into 4 priorities + financially more focussed but also broader (ENPI and other themes)


Ta priority 1
TA Priority 1 Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

TA: Strengthening polycentric development and innovation by networking of city regions and cities

Implementation under BSR priorities 1 and 4 (“Fostering of innovations across the BSR” and “Promoting attractive and competitive cities and regions”)

Key directions: High quality services, networking of BSR metropolises, strengthening networks of medium-sized cities, cooperation, marketing of BSR


Ta priority 2
TA Priority 2 Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

TA: New forms of partnership and territorial governance between rural and urban areas

Implementation under BSR priority 4 (Promoting attractive and competitive cities and regions)

Key directions: Adapting solutions to specific BSR territorial structure, new solutions on urban-rural partnership, advanced governance solutions, developing endogenous potential of different rural areas, acting on demographic trends


Ta priority 3
TA Priority 3 Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

TA: Promoting regional clusters of competition and innovation

Implementation under BSR priority 1 (Fostering of innovations across the BSR)

Key directions: Using excellent preconditions to develop BSR into knowledge-based economy


Ta priority 4
TA Priority 4 Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

TA: Strengthening and extending Trans-European Networks

Implementation under BSR priority 4 (Improving external and internal accessibility of the BSR)

Key directions: Adjusting to BSR situation, improving interoperability, closing gaps, promoting development zones with neighbouring countries


Ta priority 5
TA Priority 5 Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

TA: Promoting trans-European risk management including the impacts of climate change

Implementation under BSR priority 3: (Management of the Baltic Sea as a common resource)

Key directions: Improving water quality of Baltic Sea, using resources in sustainable way, enhancing maritime safety, ensuring integrated management of coastal and sea areas


Ta priority 6
TA Priority 6 Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

TA: Strengthening ecological structures and cultural resources as new development strategy

Implementation under BSR priorities 3 and 4 (“Management of the Baltic Sea as a common resource” and „Promoting attractive and competitive cities and regions”)

Key directions: Maintaining and using attractive nature and culture as soft business environment and for good quality of life; culture to foster regional identity, using natural resources as new development alternative


Conclusion
Conclusion Effects on the Baltic Sea Region

  • Territory matters !

  • „Let us act in implementing Territorial Agenda also through BSR programme !“

  • For more information see:

  • www.territorial-agenda.eu

  • www.eu2007.de

  • www.bmvbs.de

  • www.bbr.bund.dewww.bsrinterreg.net


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