Revision of the Territorial Agenda 2030 - Towards a more integrated and civic approach with stronger links with the cohesion policy

Practical information 

Composition of the study group

Administrator: Georgios Meleas

Assistant: Raffaella Zaccheddu

Contact: E-mail


The Territorial Agenda (TA) 2030 is an inter-governmental declaration with no direct legal, financial or institutional implementation instrument. The application of the Territorial Agenda 2030 relies on informal multilevel cooperation between Member States, sub-national authorities, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Investment Bank and other relevant players.

The TA 2030 envisages a stocktaking in 2024 including a review of the governance system and implementation progress. This review has slowly started during the Spanish EU Presidency in 2023 and will continue with the Belgian Presidency. As the focus is expected to be on governance and implementation, civil society organisations and the EESC have to play more active role in the governance of the TA 2030 and contribute to the priorities that have been set.

The EESC will propose the systematic and more intensive implementation of CLLD (Community-Led Local Development), ITIs (Integrated Territorial Investments) and any other tools facilitating integrated territorial development and cooperation with the civil society partners with stronger and tighter links with the cohesion policy.

This own initiative opinion of the EESC will serve as a contribution by organised civil society to the works of the Council of the EU and the other EU institutions. The Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2025 is invited to organise an informal ministerial meeting, informing a decision on possible renewal of the Territorial Agenda 2030.