INDICATORS OF TERRITORIAL COHESION

MARIA VASILESCU (DUMITRASCU), CLAUDIA MARIANA MUNGIU-PUPAZAN
2014 Analele Universităţii Constantin Brâncuşi din Târgu Jiu : Seria Economie  
In a world of globalization generating geographical concentration, relocation of activities, thus inducing territorial disparities, territorial cohesion has become a prerequisite for achieving sustainable economic growth and implementing social and economic cohesion. The ratification of Lisbon Treaty represents the moment when "Territorial Cohesion" has been added as an official policy aim of the EU to its previous aims of economic and social cohesion. Thus, the process of defining this concept
more » ... fining this concept of "Territorial Cohesion" has become the task of the Commission and EU Member States. Based on a literature review, the paper describes, in the first section, the polysemantic nature of territorial cohesion. The main objective of the next section is to address the main indicators, directly related to territorial objectives, that could be used to support policy makers in measuring and monitoring territorial cohesion related to European territorial development.
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