VASAB Annual Conference
VASAB Annual Conference “Integrated Approach to Spatial Development of Europe – Meaning of Territorial Cohesion” took place in Warsaw, Poland on 7-8 February 2011.
The essence of the conference - to take a closer look on ways of implementation of the concept of Territorial Cohesion in the BSR at different geographical scales: local, subregional, national, macro - regional and European to make a policy making decisions more territorial oriented.
The main aim - to collect good practices and experience in order to facilitate better understanding of the VASAB role and tasks in encouraging the process of transformation of development policies of different scales into more cohesive, place based ones, taking into consideration spatial circumstances and specificities.
7 February 2011
Origin and the essence of the concept of Territorial Cohesion – Danuta Huebner, Chairwoman of the Committee on Regional Development, Member of European Parliament
Territorial Cohesion and EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region: perspective of European Commission - Michael Ralph, Advisor to Director General, DG REGIO, European Commission
Building the Territorial Cohesion within Baltic Sea Region supported by ESPON analyses - Peter Mehlbye, Director of ESPON Coordination Unit
Territorial Agenda 2020 and Territorial State and Perspectives as a guiding documents for future of the Territorial Cohesion - Geza Salamin, Head of Department, VATI Hungarian Public Nonprofit Company for Regional Development and Town Planning
National Spatial Development Concept as an example of coordination tool for public policies - Piotr Żuber, Director of Department, Polish Ministry of Regional Development
Implementation of the Territorial Cohesion on macroregional level – the EU Baltic Sea Regions Strategy - Radomir Matczak, Marshal Office of Pomorskie Voivodship
Good practice example in implementing territorial cohesion in Latvia - Indra Ciukša, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
National Spatial Plan „Estonia 2030+“ - Tavo Kikas, Estonian Ministry of the Interior
8 February 2011
Lessons learned from the survey on implementation of the Territorial Cohesion in the BSR - Jacek Zaucha, University of Gdansk, Poland
Good example of implementation of the Territorial Cohesion at national level - Sverker Lindblad, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden
Good example of implementation of the Territorial Cohesion at subregional level - Radomir Matczak, Marshal Office of Pomorskie Voivodship, Poland
Towards territorial cohesion in the North-Eastern part of Europe, the EU-FI-RU border - Heikki Eskelinen, University of Eastern Finland
Good example of territorialisation of the sectoral policy - Wilhelm Steingrube, University of Greifswald, Germany