European Journal of Spatial Development 2022-12-01T13:31:55+00:00 EJSD Editors Open Journal Systems <p><a title="EJSD" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>European Journal of Spatial Development</em></strong> (<strong>EJSD</strong>)</a> is an open access journal providing high-quality scientific contributions to spatial planning, regional development, policy making and governance, from European and EU-related perspectives.</p> <p><strong>EJSD</strong> serves as a platform for critical academics and spatial development professionals to share cutting edge research. It publishes original contributions focusing on the multiple ways in which spatial development is coordinated, governed, and institutionalised at various scales, places and territories.</p> <p>The journal is located within the subject area of Social Sciences, and predominantly linked to the subject categories of Spatial Planning and Development, Urban Studies, and Geography. Nonetheless, based on the journal’s multidisciplinary outlook, <strong>EJSD</strong> welcomes contributions from other fields if they explicitly contribute to research on European spatial development. </p> APPLYING INTEGRATED, SPATIAL TOOLS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF EU COHESION POLICY (2014-2020). 2022-10-10T10:15:16+00:00 Evangelos Asprogerakas Elisavet PREZA <p>The need for a thorough comprehension and integration into the planning practice of the spatial features of European policies has recently emerged and has been reinforced. The recognition in the Treaty of Lisbon of the territorial cohesion as being the third target of the Policy, combined with the aims of the financial and social cohesion has further strengthened its spatial dimension. One of the results of the renovation during the 2014-2020 period, was the prediction and encouragement of the use of an integrated and place-based approach along with the promotion of spatial governance. The present paper investigates the degree of integration of the spatial dimensions of the Cohesion Policy in member states during that period. What is pursued is an evaluation of the way and the degree of adaptation of the place-based approach to the frame of the policy of Integrated Territorial Development. Thus, the spatial dimension of the development planning of each country could be assessed within this context. The key questions focus on functionality and potential scope, the integration approach, and the utilization of the territorial tools of spatial development. The research is based on a comparative analysis of Member States key policy documents.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 European Journal of Spatial Development