O PNPOT e os processos de cooperação territorial em Portugal

Iva Pires, Emily Lange

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Territorial cooperation has received increased attention and inclusion in instruments of territorial management. This is one of the responses to the “territorial turn” provoked by the new territorial dynamics in the ‘liquid modernity’ of our globalised world, and therefore occupies a greater part within planning processes and policy decision. The version 2 of PNPOT, launched in 2018, reflects this increase, and proposes Territorial Governance as a specific Intervention Domains, as well as demonstrating an increased concern with cohesion and territorial cooperation processes, which are promoted by European Community frameworks. Therefore, it is important to consider the relation between privileged territorial governance and planned territorial cooperation, as well as understanding under what perspective territorial cooperation is being considered. Based on Farinós et al, we consider three possible perspectives of territorial cooperation: cooperation as culture – a “form of relationship”; cooperation networks that promote a balanced territorial development; cooperation as a bridge, facilitating joint initiatives between actors. These three perspectives constitute our analysis grid to consider the PNPOT and territorial cooperation processes
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)52-67
Number of pages16
JournalPublic Policy Portuguese Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • cooperação
  • governação
  • cultura de território
  • planeamento e ordenamento

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