Presentation on theme: "Info Day on New Calls and Partner Café Brussels 18 May 2010 Expectations towards the ESPON Programme from the Spanish Presidency perspective."— Presentation transcript:
Info Day on New Calls and Partner Café Brussels 18 May 2010 Expectations towards the ESPON Programme from the Spanish Presidency perspective
Spanish Presidency Unit Responsible for Territorial Development: MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMET, RURAL AND MARINE AFFAIRS (MARM) DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Spanish ESPON Main Contact Point and Monitoring Committee Member Territorial Agenda of the European Union: NTCCP (Network of Territorial Cohesion Contact Points) TCUM (Territorial Cohesion and Urban Matters)
Spanish Presidency The Spanish Presidency has focused on the Territorial Agenda (AT) and its Action Programme (AP): NTCCP meeting (Madrid, 22nd March) DG meeting (Sevilla, 10th May) Main subjects: Current phase of the TA Territorial Cohesion: transition phase and expectations TSP (Hungary) TIA Urban-rural relations
Territorial Agenda Current phase: Based on the conclusions made by the former Presidency (Sweden): 1.Improve implementation: Contribution to the TA to the EU2020 Strategy: Joint contribution by the DG of ministerial departments responsible for territorial development policy in the European Union Reinforce regional and local assets for this strategy. EXPECTATION: evidence on the implications of the EU2020 strategy on territorial issues. Coordination with sectoral policies: two way coordination TAsectoral policies. EXPECTATION: evidence on the impact TA sectoral policies.
Territorial Agenda Current phase: 2.Improve coordination 3.Improve communication: Annual event: specific experiences, thematic studies, divulgation of ESPON projects and research centers… Events addressed to a big extent towards sectors not involved in the TA. EXPECTATION: participation of ESPON 2013 beneficiaries in these events. To be assessed and reviewed in TA review and TSP (Territorial State and Perspectives in the European Union): HU Delegation EXPECTATION: evidence on new opportunities to implement the TA and cope with the challenges related to territorial cohesion: Economic and financial crisis Demographic and social issues Climate change Food and energy prices
Territorial Cohesion Transition phase and expectations Lisbon Treaty and EU2020 Strategy Commissions Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion Definition and articulation of the future territorial cohesion Relation with other EU strategies: Rural Development Sustainable Development Strategy Urban Agenda Climate Change Strategy EXPECTATION: evidence on the implications of the Lisbon Treaty on the territorial cohesion, evidence on the impact of territorial cohesion on the above mentioned strategies
TIA Territorial Impact Assessment: Joint contribution to the TA: The ESPON 2010 Programme has elaborated relevant tools for TIA that show clear potential for policymakers. Progress now should be made to: Better understand the variation in regional sensitivities to European directives Test the different tools together with national, regional and local practitioners in a a practical policymaking environment New ESPON projects are expected to address these issues in the forthcoming months (EITA: ESPON and TIA) No additional formal procedures Inform and provide decision making on an efficient and pragmatic basis.
MARM. DG Sustainable Rural Development Spanish presentation of the Urban - Rural relation topic:Spanish presentation of the Urban - Rural relation topic: The Spanish Presidency has developed a report about the state of knowledge of the urban-rural relations and different aspects covered by this definition: Urban-rural narratives and spatial trends in Europe (MCRIT) Contribution to action 1.1.a (Urban-rural relations) of the AP1 10 main conclusions from this work: EXPECTATIONS: more projects showing the impact of these relations on rural population/areas. ESPON Projects like: ESPON Urban-rural analysis, typologies and policies ESPON 3.2. Urban-rural implications of territorial scenarios 2030 EDORA. Opportunities and challenges facing rural areas show great interest for the Spanish Presidency
MARM. DG Sustainable Rural Development Being the DG for Sustainable Rural Development the unit responsible for this work, main subjects of interest: Gender equality in rural areas: European Forum on The Role of Women in Sustainable Development of the Rural Environment. Cáceres, April CAP after 2013.Territorial impacts. Rural Development, Less favoured areas… Other policies: Water Framework Directive, Climate Action, Energy Policy… CFP: Fisheries Dependent Regions
Conclusions The ESPON 2013 Programme is a key tool endorsed by the TA. It is expected to: analyze the effects of the EU policies in territorial cohesion reveal cause and effect relationships operational indicators and maps Main subjects: Implications of the EU2020 on territorial issues Impact TAsectoral policies TSP: new opportunities for new challenges Territorial cohesion: Lisbon Treaty and european strategies TIA Urban-rural issue Themes related to CAP, rural developmet, environmental policies, and others. Participation of ESPON 2013 beneficiaries/stakeholders on events related to the TA
THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Rocío Wojski Pérez Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs DG Sustainable Rural Development