Schlagwort-Archiv: Macro-regional strategies

New ESPON project: Alps 2050

“Alps2050 – Common spatial perspectives for the Alpine area. Towards a common vision” Our working group has been awarded with a new ESPON project. This project shall develop a common spatial development vision for the whole Alpine area towards 2050, consisting of a set of common spatial perspectives. This vision should serve to strengthen territorial cooperation among Alpine countries towards sustainable development. It shall contribute to reducing obstacles to a common sustainable territoria...


Danube region: How to evaluate the macro-regional activities?

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) endorsed in 2011 by the European Council. The Danube strategy is one of four macro-regional strategies in Europe, including also the Baltic, Alpine and Adriatic-Ionic regions. This political dynamic has led to a broad discussion about what the potentials, the added-value, and the future of these strategies can be. Tobias Chilla and Franziska Sielker have been asked by the European Commission (DG Regio) and ...


What could the future role of macro-regional strategies in the EU be? – Four scenarios

The EU faces a substantial identity crisis, following the recent Brexit vote and given a new form of North-South divide after the Euro crisis earlier in this decade. Media and politicians harshly criticize Brussels, a view that appears to reflect the public opinion. Following these major changes, and being interested in the EU’s development through my research on macro-regions, it is a good time to ask what role macro-regional cooperation can play in the future. Click here to download .pdf: S...