EPRC’s Irene McMaster was at the National Territorial Cohesion Contact Point meeting hosted by the Czech Presidency in Ustí nad Labem in N.W. Bohemia.
She was reporting on the progress of the Small Places Matter Pilot Action run by the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development in Norway. The pilot action is linked to the European Commission’s Territorial Agenda 2030, which aims to support strategic spatial planning and strengthen the territorial dimension of sector policies at all governance levels.
The three-year Pilot Action includes partners national government partners from Norway, Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Ireland. It focuses on the vital role of small towns and villages in territorial development. The pilot action is currently focussing on gathering examples of how capacity building activities can support small towns and villages to engage in planning and development actions.
For further information please contact: Irene McMaster