Functional Economic Area Video Case Study Series

Published on Jan 28, 2014

Intro: This is the first in a series of videos, produced by the URBACT network JobTown, which together form a case study on the practice of Functional Economic Areas.

1) First chapter in the JobTown video series on Functional Economic Areas, discussing Goals and Benefits of the approach.

2) Second in the series of JobTown videos on the practice of Functional Economic Areas, this installment discusses how geographical dynamics and circumstances work to create a logical pull towards cooperation and alliance.

3) The third in JobTown’s series of videos forming a case study on the practice of a Functional Economic Area. Here we consider the effect of the economic crisis as a driver for taking action, and the role, or lack thereof, of party politics.

4) 4th in this JobTown series on Functional Economic Areas, this video goes over the chronology, or milestones, in the establishment of the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor, and sets out what is likely to be the standard order of stages and circumstances in the development of similar initiatives elsewhere.

5) 5th in the JobTown video case study series on Functional Economic Areas, this installment lays out what the FEA, Functional Economic Area governance practice and structures of the FEA.

6) Sixth video in the JobTown video case study series on Functional Economic Areas — how does it work in practice, what do the participants do?

7) Seventh installment in the JobTown video series on Functional Economic Areas, discusses the implications of non-traditional approaches to territorial definition for European funds and programmes — e.g. regional development funds dispersed in terms of an FEA, and its own peculiar dynamics and potential, rather than a standard region, department, province etc.

8) Nothing works that well, what are the difficulties getting an FEA going?

9) In this video, JobTown lead expert Ian Goldring wraps up the series on Functiona Economic Areas reviewing a few main points and observations.

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