European Spatial Development Perspective (EUREK)
The European Spatial Development Perspective (EUREK) is the general land-managing concept (the spatial development perspective} at the European level. It was adopted in 1998/1999. (...) ‘the European master plan’
The perspective provides the EU member states to have their say in land management and establishes land management framework at the EU level.
‘The aim of spatial development policies is to work towards a balanced and sustainable development of the territory of the European Union. According to the Bruntland’s Commission Report, the sustainable development includes, besides the three classic components (environmental, economic and social), also harmonious spatial development with such individual aspects as:
- economic and social cohesion;
- conservation and management of natural resources and the cultural heritage;
- more balanced competitiveness of the European territory, given the steady increase in spatial disproportions.
The Perspective is an instrument of understanding between the EU member states.’
Part A. Achieving the Balanced and Sustainable Development of the Territory of the EU: The Contribution of the Spatial Development Policy, p. 5 onwards (Key principles),
Part B. The territory of the EU: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges (forecast, prospects), p. 57 onwards
European Commission: European Spatial Development Perspective (EUREK) EUREK – Towards Balanced and Sustainable Development of the Territory of the European Union. Luxembourg, 1999, 93 p. ISBN 92-828-7656-X
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