Agenda Territorial Europeia 2030
Em Dezembro de 2019 foi apresentada uma proposta preliminar da Agenda Territorial Europeia 2030 que será aprovada no final de 2020. Em Janeiro de 2020, a Direcção-Geral do Território desafiou o GEOTA a participar num inquérito sobre esta versão preliminar.
Neste âmbito, em parceria com o Laboratório de Estudos Urbanos (LEU)
participámos no inquérito - cuja resposta disponibilizamos aqui
- e, desenvolvemos de seguida o comentário que se apresenta abaixo (em inglês).
In December 2019, a preliminary proposal for the Territorial Agenda of the EU 2030 was presented with the aim of being approved at the end of 2020. In January 2020, the portuguese Directorate-General for Territory (DGT) challenged GEOTA to participate in a survey on this preliminary version.
In this context, GEOTA joined the Urban Studies Lab (LEU)
to respond to the survey - the result is available here
- and, after that, developed the discussion further through a commentary that is presented below.
GEOTA and LEU´s commentary on the Draft of the Territorial Agenda 2030
As we speak, our only certainty is uncertainty. The global COVID-19 health crisis comes at a moment when the world is still in recovery from the trauma of the 2008 economic crisis, and when the perils of the environmental crisis have just started to be recognized and responded to globally. The overall health and economic impact of this pandemic remains to be determined, but it will certainly have far reaching repercussions for the global society as a whole and, therefore, for all territorial organizations. We hope that Territorial Agenda 2030 will help to shape and improve this outlook.
The Territorial Agenda 2030 (TA 2030) is a crucial strategic document that, while being non-binding, helps to establish a common language for all European Union territories to address issues concerning territorial cohesion and development.
The TA 2030 is the fifth of a series of documents  prepared by the European Commission with homologous ambitions. In 1999, the European Spatial Development Perspective: Towards Balanced and Sustainable Development of the Territory of the European Union (ESDP) was prepared. Today, the ESDP is still a reference for European spatial policies. As the draft version of TA 2030 was prepared and presented in 2019, in this comment we will use the ESDP as a reference for a 20-year comparison of how certain topics have evolved in European planning discourse.
 Here we consider the following documents: The European regional/ spatial planning charter - Torremolinos Charter (1983); European Spatial Development Perspective (1999) and the Territorial Agenda of the European Union (2007 and 2011 - the version currently in effect).