The influence of the European Union's sectorial policies on European spatial configuration just think of Common Agricultural Policy or Trans European Networks is more and more considerable. The theme of the impact of the European Union (EU) policy on spatial structure has been growing for more than ten years. After the approval in 1999 of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) aiming to address the development of European space, the cohesion process was formally extended to territorial development, so that in the European Constitution (2004) Territorial cohesion became a concurrent matter between EU and Member States and represents, along with those economic and social issues, the challenge and the target of the enlarged Union formed by a Community of 25 Member States. As a consequence, the influence of EU policy on Member States' and regions' daily planning practice is more and more substantial. For this reason, it is important to acquire a suitable knowledge of European context and policies which have connection with country planning.This book answers to these expectations by collecting significant contributions presented during the course: The Process of territorial cohesion in Europe, promoted by DIAP Politecnico di Milano within the Jean Monnet European Module, an education project co-financed by the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme. The book, with a preface of A. Balducci director of DIAP at Politecnico di Milano, includes contributions by important representatives of the European spatial planning arena.The book is structured in two parts: the first that gives the title to the book The process of territorial cohesion in Europe is dedicated to a closer examination of the theoretical aspects and the current debate on territorial cohesion, while the second part: Actors and policy tools investigates operational aspects of the application of the territorial cohesion concept throughout the EU programmes and projects.
Alessandro Balducci, Preface
The process of territorial cohesion in Europe
Luisa Pedrazzini, Applying the European Spatial Development Perspective: from spatial planning to territorial cohesion
Andreas Faludi, The uncertain future of EU territorial cohesion policy
Roberto Camagni, The rationale for territorial cohesion: issues and possible policy strategies
Iván Tosics, Territorial cohesion in an enlarged Europe
Klaus R. Kunzmann, Does Europe really need another ESDP? And if yes, how should such an WSDP+ it look like?
Giuseppe Dematteis, Umberto Janin Rivolin, For a South-European and Italian perspective in the ‘next ESDP’
Carlo Salone, Italy and European spatial planning: an ambiguous relationship?
Actors and policy tools
Peter Mehlbye, Kai Böhme, ESPON: current progress and results
Carlo Lavalle, José I. Barredo, Niall McCormick, Marjo Kasanko, Modelling and spatial visions. Territorial dynamics and regional strategies for European cohesion
Luciano Vettoretto, Local development projects and the Italian experience of the Leader Community Initiative Programme. Paradoxes, uncertainties and results
Luisa Pedrazzini, The programme Interreg IIIB: a tool to apply the ESDP
Cinzia Zincone, A complex interpretation of territorial cohesion