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Resituating the local in cohesion and territorial development

Objective

There is an increasing need for developing European Union Cohesion Policy in terms of greater sensitivity towards territorial specificities, more supportive of community-based development and the facilitation of greater civic participation. This also relates to the concern over decreasing identification with the European project among the population. Place-based development, endogenous regional development and territorial capital are some of the policy approaches that have been invoked to facilitate a reorientation of Cohesion Policy and territorial development policy. These need to be connected more specifically to notions of the local and localism. RELOCAL will target this objective by exploring in depth the two dimensions underlying the challenge described in the Call text. The project will be based on case studies of local contexts (e.g. cities and their regions) that exemplify development challenges in terms of spatial justice. Among the research questions that have been identified are the following:
- How can spatial justice be conceptualised, operationalised, adapted?
- How processes of territorial inequalities in different localities be understood and analysed?
- How does the local relate to cohesion in an EU context?
- What factors and filters are operating that enhance or limit the relation between the local and cohesion? What might bridge abstract notions of spatial justice and local practises on the one hand and CP on the other?
- Is there a territorial trap in thinking locally, endogenously? Can enhanced autonomy contribute to spatial justice? How can processes of place-making be related to spatial justice?
- What is the scope for alternative development, stabilisation, sustainability, solidarity models/scenarios?

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 779 375

Participants (13)

ILS - INSTITUT FUR LANDES- UND STADTENTWICKLUNGSFORSCHUNG gGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Brüderweg 22-24
44135 Dortmund
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 440 000
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 451 000
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORDREGIO
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 327 875
Address
Holmamiralens Vaeg 10
11186 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 207 497,50
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 339 750
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 422 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MCRIT, S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 000
Address
Salvador Espriu 83
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 412 500
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDATIA DESIRE FUNDATIA PENTRU DESCHIDERE SI REFLEXIE SOCIALA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 209 000
Address
Str. Vantului Nr. 35
400221 Cluj-napoca
Activity type
Other
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 256 750
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ECONOMIA E GESTAO - ISEG
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 97 502,50
Address
Rua Do Quelhas 6
1200-781 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments