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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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