(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

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Scenarios on the territorial future of Europe: a commentary and further implications

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The ESPON 3.2 Project on Spatial Scenarios for Europe, 2003, which presents future-oriented studies on spatial development of the EU has received a notable resonance in scientific analyses and disputes. The aim of the study concerns the elaboration of conceptual bases for spatial policy at the European level discussing the development according to two contrasting hypothetical paths - following a competitiveness-driven and a cohesion-oriented policy. In the course of the project an attempt is made to design "an optimal", so-called "Proactive Scenario", as an alternative to the two "boundary situations", which treats competitiveness, cohesion and sustainability as complementarities. It is claimed that the scenario may be fulfilled, when the development focuses on two sectors, namely education and innovation. - (BJ)


Article of periodic

published at : Europa XXI / ISSN 1429-7132

Editor : POLOGNE

Millesime : 2008, no18 [pp. 39-46]

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