TERCO - European Territorial Cooperation as a Factor of Growth, Jobs and Quality of Life
Territorial cooperation in transnational areas and across internal/external borders
Territorial cooperation is seen as one of the most important factors contributing to innovation which is key in the achievement of sustainable growth and jobs. European territorial cooperation facilitates the exchange between people and regions on experience and best practice in regional policy, irrespective of existing borders.
Experiences with territorial cooperation have been gathered in different European areas and with different structures. One of the aims of the current EU programming period 2007-2013 is to reinforce added value through cooperation across borders, transnationally as well as interregionally. Regions and cities from different EU Member States are encouraged to work together to find common solutions in different fields. The Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion of the European Commission also adresses territorial cooperation and attaches great importance to it in the framework of European territorial development and in the “long-term and sustainable growth performance of the EU as a whole”.
Future considerations concerning the strengthening of territorial cooperation may benefit from facts concerning potential drivers for cooperation, determinants and governance structures. These could spark further interest of regions, cities and countries in entering into cooperation arrangements. More evidence in this field can also serve as support in defining future EU Structural Funds contribution to territorial cooperation areas.
EUROREG Centrum Europejskich Studiów Regionalnych i Lokalnych, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.
Philippe Doucet, France
Joaquin Farinos Dasi, Spain
Budget: € 849 710,00
Project’s lifetime: February 2010 – March 2013
Delivery of Reports
Inception Report: 2 September 2010
Interim Report: 2 March 2011
Draft Final Report: 2 March 2012
Final Report: 1 July 2012
Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee
Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit:
Marjan VAN HERWIJNEN, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Final Report - Executive Summary||1.03 MB|
|Final Report - Main Report||14.48 MB|
|Final Report - Scientific Report Part I||21.16 MB|
|Final Report - Scientific Report Part II||28.76 MB|
|Final Report - Abbreviations and glossary||238.01 KB|
|Final Report - Bibliography||347.21 KB|
|Draft Final Report Executive Summary||1.06 MB|
|Draft Final Report Main Report||6.57 MB|
|Draft Final Report Annexes||34.27 MB|
|Interim Report||5.72 MB|
|Inception Report||1,006.01 KB|
|Project Specification||48.80 KB|