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Le Pôle Européen de Développement, 20 ans après

Abstract : Territory is a changing reality in terms of politics and functional dynamics. Spatial restructuration tends also to fasten under the effect of a globalised economy. At the same time, in spite of growing international flows, states’ limits are still spatial divisions inducing development opportunities and problems for areas located in border regions. The European Union finances cross-border territorial cohesion initiatives aiming at reducing problems linked to the European construction process. The “Pôle Européen de Développement” (PED) is one of the first projects built up in 1985 to structure a cross-border zone. The European development characteristics have changed during the past two decades. Have these changes got an impact on the functional dynamics of the PED? Furthermore, after more than 20 years of spatial planning policies, is a cross-border public co-ordination still justified? Finally, are the tools of local European governance appropriate to facilitate a communautary territorial cohesion? This article deals with the management of the local European public sphere in a cross-border framework. The PED, called “Europe at one-thousandth scale” under the European Commission of Jacques Delors, is taken as an example to analyse these issues.
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Christian Lamour. Le Pôle Européen de Développement, 20 ans après. Mosella : revue du Centre d'études géographiques de Metz, Université de Metz, 2010. ⟨hal-03048357⟩



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