What is it about?
'Territorial cohesion' is a concept used by the EU in regional development policy. But, what does it actually mean? More importantly, what do the stakeholders - the programme managers and other officials - who work on regional projects think that 'territorial cohesion' means? We compare answers across the Austrian, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian borders.
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Why is it important?
Cohesion Policy is the EU's second biggest spend after the Common Agricultural Policy. The money is invested into local programmes to help reduce inequalities between regions. But, there are still big differences in prosperity across Europe - and in some places, people are asking "What does the EU do for us?" To better understand why cohesion is such a challenge, we need to go back to the policy itself.
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This page is a summary of: Conceptualisations of Territorial Cohesion in Central European border regions, European Planning Studies, January 2020, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2020.1716692.
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