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VASAB session at 3rd EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week 2022

VASAB session at 3rd EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week 2022

8 March 2022

VASAB session at 3rd EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week 2022

About event

VASAB session “Spatial strategies supporting green and just transition in European macro-regions” during the 3rd EU Macro-Regional Strategies week was held on 8th March at 13:30-15:00 CET / 14:30-16:00 EET where you could find out about the draft VASAB Vision 2040 and envisaged Stakeholder consultations that will take place till July 2022.

VASAB has been given a prominent role to coordinate one of thematic areas – policy area ‘Spatial Planning’ within EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). With its Long-Term Perspective VASAB supports EUSBSR by adding territorial dimension to the efforts achieving coherent and well-integrated macro-region and helps to turn climate and environmental challenges into opportunities.

Territorial and spatial approach in macro-regional strategies can contribute to guiding green, just and digital transition, adapted to the places, diversities and uniqueness of the regions. Also, other macro-regional strategies consider spatial perspectives and territorial scenarios to embed territorial evidence in policymaking and support climate actions.

The session shared experience and spatial perspectives across various macro-regions and discussed among participants how macro-regional cooperation supports green and digital transition and what spatial planning strategies should undertake to address challenges deriving from EU Green Deal and to achieve climate targets. Moreover, with this event the Stakeholder consultations were launched and draft VASAB Vision 2040 was forwarded to wider public for feedback.

 

Record of the session available HERE.

Session`s agenda HERE.

Presentations available below.

Session agenda (CET)

08 March 2022
13:30 - 13:35

Opening by moderator Dr. Franziska Sielker / University of Cambridge

13:35 - 13:50

Welcome note and introduction

Dr. Daniel Meltzian / EUSBSR PA ‘Spatial Planning’/ Chair of VASAB CSPD/BSR / Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building, Germany

13:50 - 14:05

Insight into practice: How can macro-regional cooperation support the implementation of EU Green Deal and Territorial Agenda 2030 from spatial planning point of view:

Example of EUSBSR: Update of VASAB Long-Term Perspective – towards VASAB Vision 2040

Ms. Maria Toptsidou / Analyst & Policy Adviser at Spatial Foresight

14:05 - 14:20

Insight into practice:

Example of EUSDR: Territorial Scenarios and Macro-regional Priorities in the Danube Region

Dr. Robert Lichtner / Coordinator of Danube Strategy Point

14:20 - 14:50

Discussion & exchange across various MRS: What should spatial planning strategies undertake to address challenges deriving from EU Green Deal and to achieve climate targets in European macro-regions

Panellists:
Dr. Daniel Meltzian / EUSBSR PA ‘Spatial Planning’/ VASAB CSPD/BSR Chair
Prof. Dr. Tobias Chilla / University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr. Robert Lichtner / Danube Strategy Point
Ms. Maria Toptsidou / Spatial Foresight

14:50 - 14:55

Concluding remarks

Ms. Elina Veidemane / EUSBSR PA ‘Spatial Planning’ Coordinator / VASAB Secretariat

14:55 - 15:00

Closing the session

Files

Workshop Agenda

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Presentation 'Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea' by Dr. Daniel Meltzian

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Presentation 'Update of VASAB Long-Term Perspective - towards VASAB Vision 2040' by Ms. Maria Toptsidou

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Presentation 'Territorial Scenarios and Macro-Regional Priorities in the Danube Region' by Dr. Robert Lichtner

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