Recent decades have seen important changes with the transformation from a rural to an urban world and increased interaction between territories. At the same time, inequalities between territories and within countries are growing. The implementation of national strategies involving all stakeholders is essential in order to ensure coherence between sub-national and national levels of government.
Experience around the world shows that any change impacting people at local level challenges local and regional governments in their capacity to coordinate actions beyond a sector approach. It calls upon them to mobilize stakeholders, to address inclusive growth and development, and to collaborate with other levels of government to improve efficiency.
This roundtable will address the following issues: migration and governance, food security, energy and mobility, trans-border territorial issues.