Pilot actions implementing the Territorial Agenda

The application of the Territorial Agenda relies on informal multilevel cooperation where Member States, sub-national authorities, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Union’s Advisory Bodies (CoR, EESC), the EIB and other relevant players make their contribution.

 

The priorities spelled out in the Territorial Agenda need to be supported by actions carried out by committed players. Only then the priorities of the Territorial Agenda can be addressed appropriately. To inspire actions all around Europe, the forthcoming German EU Presidency invites all Member States to initiate pilot actions to be launched together with the agenda to strengthen

  • the territorial coordination of policies;
  • territorial cohesion at EU level;
  • territorial cohesion at cross-border, transnational and interregional level;
  • Member States’ contribution to territorial cohesion.

What is a pilot action?

The discussion at NTCCP meeting in September 2019 supported a flexible understanding of pilot actions of the Territorial Agenda allowing for different types of pilot actions. In essence, pilot actions need to contribute to achieving the priorities of the Territorial Agenda, and be carried by players from different countries. They test or develop certain ways of working which can be upscaled later. Pilot actions could focus e.g. on sharing best practices, on joint working groups developing ways forward, or on implementation actions.

Who is involved?

Given the complex nature of the priorities of the Territorial Agenda most pilot actions will involve more partners than just the lead organisation. In many cases, the partnerships might stretch over different administrative levels (multilevel), various countries (international) and different policy sectors (cross-sectoral).

Partners may be public or semi-public bodies at any administrative level or NGOs in EU Member State or neighbouring countries. Where appropriate the partnership might include at least one NTCCP member.

Pilot actions in the making

In December 2020, when the Territorial Agenda will be agreed upon at a ministerial meeting, four pilot actions will be launched. Below you can follow the evolution of these pilot actions.

Pilot 1

Here you will find more about a concrete pilot project, soon.

Pilot 2

Here you will find more about a concrete pilot project, soon.

Pilot 3

Here you will find more about a concrete pilot project, soon.

Pilot 4

Here you will find more about a concrete pilot project, soon.