On 7 June 2016, in Warsaw, Mr Baráth participated as a speaker in a conference on "Achieving Good Living Environment: Territory Matters. What's beyond 2030 for Macro-Regions?" organised by VASAB, an intergovernmental multilateral co-operation of 11 Baltic Sea Region countries in spatial planning and development, in order to bring a regional input into the implementation of European territorial cohesion objective.
During the Conference current strategic issues and trends in European and regional territorial development (such as the Pact of Amsterdam, Territorial Impact Assessment etc.), place-based approaches in urban development in the Baltic Sea Region and relevant experience from Visegrad countries were presented. In this framework, Mr Baráth presented a concept for an enhanced participative European development-oriented governance.
Mr Baráth's presentation can be found on the following link: Strengthening the Role of Macro-Regions in the Governance post 2020