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Changing geographies and policy challenges in European territorial cooperation and EU macro regional strategies


Silvia Grandi, Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (italy)


European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is a laboratory of European integration where EU territorial cohesion is acting within the EU regional policy since 1990. This policy is also highly connected with the EU Enlargement,  EU Neighbour Policy and EU Macro Regional Strategies (Baltic, Danube, Adriatic) with complex administrative, political and spatial implications.
This is a field where geography really matters and in 2013 the new European Territorial Cooperation spaces are decided within the preparation of the 2014-2020 Operational Programmes. These will consolidate or create new spaces and themes of cooperation; activities will contribute to the flow of ideas and knowledge but - as well - they can highlights frontiers, boundaries, limits, polarisations and inequalities.  
This panel session aims at collecting institutional and academic perspective regarding European territorial cooperation models, the role of regions and the reasons and the potential inner effects of the changing geography in the next programming period of ETC.

Chair: Silvia Grandi, Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (italy)
Discussant: Luiza Bialasiewicz, University of Amsterdam (The Netherland)

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Rossella Rusca, Director European Territorial Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Economic Development - 2014-2020 ETC Geographies: Italian old and new borders and spaces of cooperation

Daniela Tomasević, Head of Sector for Territorial Cooperation, Croatian Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds - Croatia in the EU: geographical perspectives

Christiane Breznik, Managing Authority, Operational Programme Central Europe, City of Vienna - Managing projects in multinational landscapes

Andrea Vitolo, Counsellor, Unit for Balkans, CEI and AII, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair - Macroregional strategies: new EU spaces of cooperation?

Session code: P01