Territorial Thinkers ...
... is an independent platform of experts, highly experienced in European, national, regional and local policy development with a territorial dimension.
... aim to support on-going policy development processes by presenting arguments, evidence, ideas, options and recommendations to policy makers.
... are convinced from experience that a clear territorial dimension in policy conception and in programme strategies and implementation releases 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 to focus on important and relevant matters, and present rational and sharp arguments for a stronger territorial dimension of European policy-making. / read more
Territorial Briefings are short papers by the territorial thinkers with reflections to stimulate further debate. The Briefings address in greater depth the territorial dimension of an important issue to support on-going policy development processes.
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Territorial Blog - KREMER
The Territorial Blog - KREMER is a platform where proponents of territorial thinking and a territorial approach to European and transnational policy development can express their personal territorial thoughts on a selected subject into a wider debate.
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Territorial Briefing No 8
Territorial Agenda 2030: Seven additional suggestions for its implementation
by Peter Mehlbye, Derek Martin and Peter Schön
On 1 December 2020, Ministers from EU Member States and some neighbouring countries, including Norway and Switzerland, in the presence of the responsible EU Commissioner and representatives from key European Institutions approved and presented an updated Territorial Agenda 2030 for the European Union – “A future for all places”.
The Territorial Agenda 2030 is a welcome update of earlier agendas. However, the power of implementation deserves more attention. To further back a dedicated and powerful implementation, the paper presents seven carefully drafted suggestions to policy makers at all levels involved in shaping the future for all places in the EU.
KREMER - November 2021
The EU Long-term Vision for Rural Areas:
At last, a long-term territorial vision from the European Commission, but only for parts of the EU territory
by Peter Mehlbye, Kai Böhme, Derek Martin & Peter Schön
This summer, the European Commission initiated an EU Long-term Vision for Rural Areas. The process is borne by a cooperation between DG Regio and DG Agri and involves dialogue between the related institutions and political player.
The long-term Vision for Rural Areas is a much welcome step forward and extremely useful for certain types of rural areas, probably in particular remote and less-developed ones. However, looking towards 2040, it would be of far greater value for the EU to see rural areas as an integral part of a more comprehensive long-term vision for the entire EU territory.