2nd European seminar on sustainable urban rural partnerships: Building urban rural partnerships in future European development programmes

March 6, 2013

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Urban-rural linkages are high on the policy agenda. Both the European Parliament and the Council would like to see a reinforcement of such linkages in the current negotiations over the future Cohesion Policy. The reasons are manifold: improvement of territorial cohesion through better accessibility to services, stimulation of economic development and job creation through stronger integration of functional areas, increased resource efficiency and more efficient land-use through more developed territorial governance.