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Territorial Development and Networking in the European Union and Romania: The Partnership Significance

Luiza N. RADU
Daniela Luminita CONSTANTIN


territorial development, networks, partnerships, regional policy


In a complex and interdependent world, many of the problems to be solved - from reduction of unemployment and social exclusion to improving the economic competitiveness – the spatial, territorial dimension becomes more and more important. It has become the third dimension of the European Union cohesion policy, added to the economic and social ones. The territorial delineation of the economic issues leans toward an approach that reflects the necessity of involvement of all decisional levels and economic actors, both for identifying the problems and for implementing the optimal solutions. Starting from these overall considerations this paper explores the significance of the partnership setting up and development for the creation of sustainable territorial networks, able to support the implementation of regional policy in Romania, considering the overall European context.