BALTSPACE is developing an analytical framework to explore and address various integration challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
Initially, academic and non-academic literature will be used to identify the specific conditions which influence integration at various levels. For example, what are known obstacles to effective stakeholder integration? What can spatial planning theory contribute to facilitating territorial integration? What factors have been identified in other projects that enable successful policy integration?
The draft analytical framework will then be refined based on empirical findings from the case studies, as well as input from MSP practitioners, sector representatives and other scientists participating in the MSP Dialogue Forum.
Once it has been finalised, the analytical framework will be further developed to help guide MSP evaluation and monitoring in the BSR from the specific perspective of integration. The final product will be made available to policy makers and practitioners as a hands-on evaluation tool.