Aims and approach

Territorial Thinkers is an independent platform of experts, highly experienced in European, national, regional and local policy development with a territorial dimension. Territorial Thinkers aim to support on-going policy development processes by presenting arguments, evidence, ideas, options and recommendations to policy makers. Territorial Thinkers are convinced from experience that a clear territorial dimension in policy conception and in programme strategies and implementation releases a new innovative and cooperative dynamism which should be captured and used positively to achieve European policy objectives.

 

The idea is to bring together the experience and insights of ‘out-of-the-box’ territorial thinkers to discuss important and relevant matters, and present rational and sharp arguments for a stronger territorial dimension of European policy-making.

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Territorial Tunes

Territorial Tunes are short briefing papers the territorial thinkers offer some reflections to stimulate further debate. The short paper dwell somwhat deeper on an issue to to support on-going policy development processes by presenting arguments, evidence, ideas, options and recommendations to policy makers.

 

See Territorial Tunes HERE.

Territorial Thinkers´Blog

KREMER is a blog a platform where proponents of  territorial thinking and a territorial approach to European and  transnational policy development can express their opinions, ideas, recommendations and personal thoughts on this many-sided and complex subject.

 

See all KREMER contributions HERE.

Territorial Tune No 7

 

COVID-19 pandemic: a lever for a more sustainable and resilient EU territory?

 

by Peter Mehlbye and Peter Schön

 

Irrespective of medical and pharmaceutical successes the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be with us for quite a while, and it needs ongoing political and societal answers to cope with it. The COVID-19 pandemic has differentiated territorial impacts and affects cities, towns and countryside and their inhabitants in different ways; the political answers to shape post-COVID Europe have to take this territorial differentiation into account.

The first six months of living with the SARS-CoV-2 virus spawned a large number of real experiments in society, economy, and politics, some of which will remain and bring forward further societal innovation. The key overall priority for forward-looking policies should be a more balanced, resilient and polycentric EU territory

 

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KREMER - August 2020

 

COVID-19 and the territory
Insights to support necessary policy innovation

 

by Peter Schön and Peter Mehlbye

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has differentiated territorial impacts and affects cities, towns and countryside and their inhabitants. It has not only revealed differences in living conditions for people and between places but contributes also to further differentiation of societies. The political answers to shape post-COVID Europe have to take this social and territorial differentiation into account.

Drawing on the Territorial Thinker’s Briefing 7, Peter Schön and Peter Mehlbye share their insights on trends as well as ideas and a mindset for policy makers that could support this necessary process of policy innovation.

 

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