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Resituating the local in cohesion and territorial development

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727097

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.2.

H2020-EU.3.6.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 885 750

  • EU contribution

    € 4 885 750

Coordinated by:

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

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?

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

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 440 000

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 451 000

NORDREGIO

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 327 875

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 207 497,50

KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 339 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 422 500

MCRIT, S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 287 000

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 412 500

UNIWERSYTET LODZKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 305 000

FUNDATIA DESIRE FUNDATIA PENTRU DESCHIDERE SI REFLEXIE SOCIALA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 209 000

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 256 750

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ECONOMIA E GESTAO - ISEG

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 97 502,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727097

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.2.

H2020-EU.3.6.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 885 750

  • EU contribution

    € 4 885 750

Coordinated by:

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO

Finland