Newsletter February 2019

The European Parliament voted on the future of Cohesion policy this month. The potential risks of increasing regional disparities, the disconnection of inner peripheries and the shrinking of rural areas are three trends that highlight the need for stronger cohesion policy. Investments should follow a place-based approach going beyond administrative borders, focusing on the functionality of the areas and the flows of the people.
Enjoy your reading - Ilona Raugze, Director of ESPON EGTC