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European Spatial Development Strategies and Regional Planning Instruments

The European Conference of Ministers responsible for Regional Planning (CEMAT) has been meeting regularly since 1970 to examine the challenges and draw up policies for regional or spatial planning which guarantee sustainable economic, environmental and social development of greater Europe.

On these pages you will find information about spatial development in central and south-eastern Europe, about the Interreg II C project, and about its outcomes. One aim of VISION PLANET was to formulate guidelines, strategies and policies (i.e. a "VISION" document) for spatial development of the Central European, Adriatic, Danubian, and South-Eastern European Space (acronym CADSES).
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Further information about the project and the Adriatic area in particular can be found Please visit the homepage of our partner project ESTIA

The basic European spatial development documents in Russian are published on the web site of the Privolzsky Center for Strategic Studies  http://www.prometa.ru

Strategic Document Cohesion Policy in Support of Growth and Jobs: Community Strategic Guidelines, 2007-2013, approved by European Commission on the 5th of July 2005



Towards a New Spatial Agenda for the North Sea Region 

Spatial Development Programs and Planning Systems in the Baltic Sea Region

VASAB 2010+ - Spatial Development Action Programme
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Compendium of Spatial Planning Systems in the Baltic Sea region
This site will help you to learn more about spatial planning systems in 11 Baltic Sea countries, providing on-line access to the national planning policy documents, laws and regulations.
Compendium web site also presents
People active in the field of Baltic Sea region spatial planning systems and legislation:  CSD/BSR members, members of the team preparing the Baltic Sea region spatial planning compendium, consultants involved in the Project and other visionary projects co-ordinators and creators.
The web site is aimed to facilitate dialogue and close network of Baltic Sea region authorities and experts, promote further exchange of knowledge and opinions on the spatial planning issues especially of transition countries.
Programs and initiatives for cooperation in the spatial development field

Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013  

BSR Interreg III B
Interreg North Sea Programme
Interreg IIIB The Northern Periphery
Barents Sea Program
Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation (BSSSC)
Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
VASAB 2010
Tacis Cross-Border Cooperation Small Projects Facility


Web Portal, which contains useful information about organizations of the Baltic Region

Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe/ CPMR

How to organize the Partnership? The information concerning a wide range of opportunities for greater understanding and analysis of the partnership paradigm, including advisory support for effective collaboration for sustainable development is presented on the web site

The Union of the Baltic Cities

The Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) was founded in Gdańsk, Poland in September 1991. The main goal of the UBC is to actively contribute to the democratic, social, economic and environmentally friendly development of the Baltic Sea area.


Baltic Development Forum

Baltic Development Forum is an independent nonprofit networking organization with members from large companies, major cities, institutional investors and business associations in the Baltic Sea Region.
Baltic Development Forum works with a wide range of partners, including businesses, governments, regional organizations, research and media institutions.


The Coastal Union EUCC

The Coastal Union is an association with 2700 members and member organizations in 40 countries. EUCC was founded in 1989 with the aim of promoting coastal conservation by bridging the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers.

The Baltic branches


Spatial Planning Website COMMIN.org

COMMIN.org is an opened and permanently updated Internet portal, which is a main COMMIN (COMmon MINdscapes) Project instrument stimulating international exchange of knowledge among all involved into the spatial planning and development in the Baltic Sea Region. COMMIN web based portal was designed as a dialogue platform. Platform core is a constantly enlarging glossary on spatial planning terminology.

Strategic and Spatial Planning in Russia

Strategic Planning in the cites and regions of Russia

Strategic Plan for St.Petersburg

Enhancing Synergy: Integration of Strategies Policies of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region

Office of the  Plenipotentiary of the RF President in the North-West Federal Region

Strategies for Regional Development
Tacis North-West projects web sites
District Heating Improvement Project
Forest Resource Management in North West Russia
Tuloma River Project
Improvement of Traffic Flows on TEN Corridors II and IX
North West Regional Transport Development Project

Official web-sites of administrations of North-West Russia regions

Official Arkhangelsk oblast administration web site
Official Vologda oblast administration web site
Official Kaliningrad oblast administration web site
Official representation of the Leningrad Region Government
Official Murmansk oblast administration web site
Official Novgorod oblast administration web site
Official Pskov oblast administrartion web site
Republic of Karelia. The Official site of the Administrative Bodies
Official Portal of the Saint-Petersburg Government
Cross-Border Cooperation between Russia and Europe. "West Russia" Web Portal