24/10/2018 - 11:00

ESPON: Spatial planning: implementation, governance, finance and regulations

  • 24/10/2018 - 11:00
The Brussels workshop will examine the challenges based around the implementation of spatial strategies. The three regions of Belgium: Brussels Capital, Flanders and Wallonia are each responsible for the elaboration and implementation of their spatial planning strategies. Each region has been developing a spatial strategy over the past years and each region is now on the point of political approval of the strategy. Thus, the three regions are already preparing themselves for the implementation of this Spatial Policy Plans. These plans will engender changes in current policy such as the radical change in the use of space in Flanders where the new spatial policy aims to reduce the use of space and land uptake. To reach these goals a mentality shift is needed, not only for policy makers at different levels but also for the public. Thus, one of the objectives of the workshop will be learning how to accomplish this mentality shift and what set of actions are needed to give substance to the implementation of new Spatial Policy Plans.   The workshop will be an opportunity to learn and exchange views and best practice from experts from neighbouring countries and regions and from the European Commission (DG Regio) as well as ESPON research. Please register here. ---- The ESPON 2020 Programme aims at promoting and fostering a European territorial dimension in development and cooperation by providing evidence, knowledge transfer and policy learning to public authorities and other policy actors at all levels. ERRIN is part of the Transnational Outreach Support 2016-2019.