Territorial Cohesion: An EU concept



This article addresses the concept of Territorial Cohesion, which has been gaining increasing interest within academia and the EU policy circles. In particular, this article examines its relevance and main dimensions, and also suggests a comprehensive definition based on those dimensions. Additionally, this paper proposes a methodology which can be used to measure Territorial Cohesion in a given territory. Furthermore, the article also highlights the importance of the territorial dimension as a key topic in the EU political agenda and, at the same time, gives a contribution to answer several questions for debate expressed in the Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion.


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Eduardo Medeiros - Universidade de Lisboa, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT)

How to Cite
Medeiros, E. (2016). Territorial Cohesion: An EU concept. European Journal of Spatial Development, 14(1), 30.