The Ministers for Spatial Planning and the Commissioner for Regional and
Cohesive Policy decided to initiate a discussion on the draft European Spatial
Development Perspective (ESDP) both in the respective member states and on the
European level. The goal of this discussion is to find out:
- how the ESDP policy targets and options relate to existing policy,
- how coherence and coordination between sectoral policies having spatial impacts can be improved through the spatial perspective suggested in the ESDP,
- if new policy options need to be developed or if existing options can be adapted.