Policy Brief: Soft cooperation as a building block of territorial cohesion in functional areas

This policy brief is about soft territorial cooperation and how ESPON can support collaborative processes from stakeholders’ demands with schematic representations of territories and governance set-ups to promote a dialogue with those involved with the development of inter-municipal, cross-border, transnational or macroregional cooperation areas.

This publication is primarily intended for policymakers and practitioners at various levels engaged in discussing spatial development patterns and perspectives beyond administrative and statistical borders, aimed at a more results-oriented territorial policy through participative processes.