“Empowering the Local for Enhancing Cohesion and Spatial Justice in Europe” Date: 15th March 2021…
This has been the 1ST expert consultation brought forward by the RELOCAL project. H2020 RELOCAL explores factors and conditions that influence spatial justice and local development in Europe, in the context of the 2020+ EU Territorial Agenda.
This expert consultation aims at discussing the current validity of 10 normative statements reflected on European policies, as well as local implications of such statements across Europe. It has been built upon the findings from the 33 case studies available at relocal.eu. The survey is envisaged in the frame of dissemination and impact activities, to discuss the outcomes of RELOCAL case studies along with their public communication.
Respondents of the survey were mainly researchers and academics (46%), but also private consultants (22%), policy makers (18%) and civil servants (14%) at European, regional and local level. In relation to the scope of the expert’s professional work, 40% stated to be professionaly engaged at regional level and 21% at local level, 17% worked at the level of Member States, 22% at European level.
The survey was composed by 10 questions presenting 10 normative statements reflected on European policies, as well as local implications of such statements across Europe for improving Spatial Justice at local level.
Participants were requested to express their opinions in relation to their possible implementation at their region or locality. This was done with predefined options. Additionally, participants were allowed to provide qualitative insights on the challenges and concerns of such initiatives for the particular territories they are better acquainted with.
Next, the main results of the consultation are presented in graphs. They show up the EU statements that may be easier implemented.