The renewed Territorial Agenda will be agreed upon at an informal ministerial meeting in December 2020, by the ministers responsible for spatial planning and territorial development, in cooperation with the European Commission and with the endorsement of the European Committee of the Regions.


In the process of the renewal of the Territorial Agenda, various papers and drafts are elaborated. At this page you can follow the elaboration of the new document and comment on it.

by Kai Böhme

In January 2020, the European Commission presented its proposals on how to put the European Green Deal into practice, including the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (COM(2020) 21 final) and the Just Transition Fund (COM(2020) 22 final).

The Commission proposals provide steppingstones towards a future for all places, as proposed by the draft Territorial Agenda 2030. Indeed, the European Green Deal, its Sustainable Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism offer multiple opportunities to dock on with the draft Territorial Agenda 2030, and ensure that no place is left behind, e.g. by informing territorial transition plans and place-sensitive investment decisions. At the same time, the various funding and governance mechanisms of the Green Deal may offer opportunities to support the application of the Territorial Agenda.


by Christian Lüer

Adopted by the Member States of the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set a framework of 17 targets that aims at achieving peace and prosperity for all people and our planet. Looking at the targets which further specify the Sustainable Development Goals reveals the strong interwovenness and embeddedness of the next Territorial Agenda into the global context of the United Nations Agenda 2030. Let’s have a closer look…

by Kai Böhme

At an informal ministerial meeting in December 2020, the Ministers responsible for Spatial Planning and Territorial Development will agree on the Territorial Agenda 2030. A draft version of the document outlining its objectives and priorities is available now.


by Christian Lüer

On 16 October 2019, the Directors-General responsible for Territorial Cohesion met in Helsinki to discuss the first draft of the renewed Territorial Agenda – the main policy document in the field of European spatial planning at intergovernmental level. Besides EU and EFTA member states also the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the European Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, ESPON, and various local and regional interest groups attended the meeting.


by Kai Böhme

Finally there is a website informing about the Territorial Agenda and its renewal process. offers

  • a platform to follow the elaboration of the renewed Territorial Agenda and a forum to comment on various proposals;
  • a one-stop shop with important information and background documents concerning the Territorial Agenda.

The website has been launched in mid-September 2019 and will be further developed and filled with relevant content over the next months.

Stay tuned and see how the renewed Territorial Agenda and its pilot actions evolve in preparation of the informal ministerial meeting in December 2020.