Peer-learning workshop: “Common Future Vision for the Polish-German Interaction Area 2030”


Szczecin, Poland

Centrum Dialogu Przelomy

23 June 2019 to 24 June 2019

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PLW organised on the request of the Regional Office for Spatial Planning of the Westpomeranian Voivodeship, PL

This workshop provided advice on how to define actions to be undertaken to implement the Common Future Vision for the Polish-German interaction area 2030.

ESPON Stakeholders representatives of Coventry City Council and the Federal State of Vorarlberg as well as researchers and experts supported the discussion with observations and policy recommendations  from the ESPON Targeted Analyses ACTAREAReSSI, TIA CBC and TEVI.


The workshop aimed at supporting the implementation of the “Common Future Vision for the Polish-German interaction area 2030” and at identifying key topics and activities to speed up the implementation of the vision.

In 2016 the Spatial Development Committee of the Polish-German Governmental Commission for Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation presented the “Common Future Vision for the Polish-German interaction area 2030”. The vision is: in 2030, the strong social, economic and natural Polish-German area of connections as a common area of sustainable growth is an important engine of development in the heart of Europe, also affecting other regions.

By 2030:

  • the potential of centres of all sizes and functions will be jointly developed, used and promoted, also outside the German-Polish interaction area;
  • the cross-border Metropolitan Region of Szczecin will have a permanent structure and will be closely linked to the Baltic Sea region as well as known throughout Europe;
  • each local and regional development strategy will include a chapter on the implications of neighbourly relations;
  • municipalities, cities and regions in the German-Polish cross-border region will consistently implement common strategies to reduce energy consumption.



  • Regional Office for Spatial Planning of the Westpomeranian Voivodeship, Szczecin
  • The Institute for Territorial Development, Wrocław
  • Marshal's Office of the Lubuskie Voivodeship, Department of Geodesy, Property Management and Spatial Planning, Zielona Góra
  • Wielkopolska Spatial Planning Office, Poznań
  • Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, Warszawa


  • Joint Spatial Planning Department of Berlin and Brandenburg
  • Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Ministry of the Interior of Saxony State
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Community


  • ESPON Stakeholders and researchers

Results of the Workshop

You can find the presentations that were given at the workshop at the bottom of this page.

Photos courtesy of Magdalena Zagrzejewska – ESPON EGTC.


Program peer-learning ESPON_SZN_ENG.pdf

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Program peer-learning ESPON_SZN_PL.pdf

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20190625_5a_Dirk_Gebhardt_GZK 2030_ESPON_SZN.pdf

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