European Journal of Spatial Development 2023-03-10T00:00:00+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> From ideas to effective governance: how does the EU change the territorial settings of its member states and what does it mean for European governance? 2022-12-15T10:24:57+00:00 Vratislav Havlík <p><em>In the past, EU cohesion policy has led to some crucial shifts in European integration, the most important of which was its influence on the emergence and ensuing dynamic of EU multi-level governance (MLG). Its current reform – the so-called territorial dimension – helps create a new kind of region and thus significantly influences relations among the levels of European governance. European multi-level governance is undergoing a fundamental transformation, which is not directed by the European Commission through hard pressure, but rather through ideas and discourse. Which of these new regions will ‘harden’ and become stable actors in European governance, and which, by contrast, will gradually perish, remains an unanswered question. </em></p> 2023-03-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Vratislav Havlík