Versatility and ambiguity : first experiences with integrated territorial investment tool

Van Der Zwet, Arno (2015) Versatility and ambiguity : first experiences with integrated territorial investment tool. European Structural and Investment Funds Journal, 2 (4). pp. 319-326. ISSN 2196-8268

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    Abstract

    The following article examines some of the initial experiences of Member States with the integrated territorial investment (ITI) tool. It draws from examples of ITI in Belgium (Limburg) and Finland (Six Cities) which are already in advanced stages of planning. The article highlights the versatility of ITI as an implementation tool for integrated territorial approaches but also considers key challenges in relation to administrative and institutional capacity, territorial competitiveness, limited scale of resource allocations, and ambiguities in relation to implementation requirements.