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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
  • Territory matters !
facts an example
Facts – an example

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 ?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • 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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