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Two years ago, when we kicked-off this project together, we all agreed on one fundamental idea: we cannot talk about cities and provide adequate policy responses to the challenges they face without accurate and comparable data at a global scale. This is doubly important in the current context.
Subnational governments today are also the localised “face” of government that citizens interact with most directly and as such, they have an increasingly crucial role in responding to the general trend of declining trust. They therefore need to have the capacities – financial, human and strategic – to perform effectively and to work in partnership with national governments.
In March 2011, Japan suffered one of the most devastating disasters of its recent history. I refer to the magnitude-9 Great East Japan Earthquake, which was followed by a tsunami that caused vast damage across northern Japan and took the lives of thousands of people. If these disasters had not caused enough damage already, they also provoked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.
The Territorial Review aims to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and tailored policy recommendations on how to make the most of cohesion policy post-2020. This work started only few months ago, at the request of the Ministry of Economy and Development and with the support of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission (SRSS), and is expected to conclude in the second quarter of 2020.
Regional development policies have become an essential tool for governments, parliaments and international organisations. They have become strategic instruments to promote national cohesion, regional economic integration and shared prosperity.