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Italian Transnational event: Reacting to Economic Crisis: ESPON knowledge for decision makers

Growth, youth, job - competitiveness and productivity - energy - infrastructure - migration - education

The event, organised by the Italian ESPON Contact Point, will take place on December 2, 2014 in Rome, Teatro dei Dioscuri’, Via Piacenza, 1

ESPON results have revealed that the place based evidence, territorial capital and development opportunities are inherent in the regional and territorial diversity which are major resilient characteristics of Europe to crisis. Different types of territories are tackling with diverse combinations of resources, different endowments, challenges and opportunities and, thus, are putting themselves into different positions towards contributing to the achievement of EU2020. The territorial cohesion’s main policy aim is about enabling potentials in all different types of regions, seas, inner and internal areas - to be fully explored and successfully managed for achieving sustainable, inclusive and smart growth. The Territorial Agenda 2020 specifically acknowledges and inspires the territorial cohesion reaction in Europe facing the crisis and promotes coordinated actions from Member States of the South macroregion on Growth, Youth, Job; competitiveness and productivity; energy; infrastructure; migration; education. Such topics should be integrated into the existing planning systems to enable harmonious and sustainable development of a territories acting for Economic Growth. This acknowledgement and the relative discussions at EU level brought into being the South dimension of the Europe 2020 Strategy, namely by a green/blue urban Agenda.

Information materials related with the event are available here.

Photo: The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (by Dorota Celinska-Janowicz)

 

 
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