Belgian Presidency Programme in the field of spatial planning and territorial cohesion
Three simple questions: • How does Belgium work? • What does Belgium want? (and how does it hope to achieve that?) • What role does Belgium see for ESPON?
Flanders Brussels Wallonia How does Belgium work?
Belgian presidency is part of a trio together with Spain and Hungary • Spatial planning and territorial cohesion are exclusive regional competences • Belgian members of the ESPON Monitoring Committee: • BRUSSELS : Administration for Spatial Planning • FLANDERS : Department for Spatial Planning • WALLONIA : General Directorate for Spatial Planning
What does Belgium want? • Foster the debate on Territorial Cohesion in the light of the ratified Lisbon Treaty • Help with the Territorial Agenda process • Evaluation of the First Action Programme (AP1) • Contribute to the elaboration of the new Territorial Agenda and Territorial State and Perspective Report • Reinforce the link between the Territorial Agenda and Sectoral Policies
How does Belgium hope to achieve this? • Support the Hungarian EU presidency for its Ministerial meeting on TA and TSP • Territorial Cohesion Contact Points (NTCCP) meeting • Director Generals in charge of the TA (DG) meeting • Support the ESPON activities • 3. Organize the First Territorial Agenda Annual Conference • 4. Promote exchanges of experience • Expert meeting on global challenges in polycentric regions. What role for strategic spatial planning? • High level seminar on spatial Planning Law in Europe
What role does Belgium see for ESPON? • ESPON European wide data can be used for a new Territorial Agenda and for national/regional positions = Applied research • ESPON regional specific data can be used for regional (spatial) policy development = Targeted Analyses
Examples of interesting Targeted Analyses: • Best Metropolis for Brussels • Metroborder for Wallonia • Territorial Performance Monitoring for Flanders Targeted Analysis in this call: • AMCER has the Flemish administration as a stakeholder
Martijn De BruijnFlemish firstname.lastname@example.org