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The impacts of metropolitan regions on their surrounding areas

The Committee of the Regions has published a study prepared by OIR and partners – “The impacts of metropolitan regions on their surrounding areas”. This brief study presents an overview of the different types of spill-over effects of metropolitan regions on neighbouring regions as well as the diverse solutions and governance set-ups designed to manage these effects. It culminates in recommendations to strengthen metropolitan cooperation as well as the possible role of ESI-funds. The study has investigated specific examples of metropolitan governance and planning in Barcelona, Frankfurt, Katowice, Nantes, Rheintal and Stockholm. As OIR experts Erich Dallhammer, Martyna Derszniak-Noirjean and Roland Gaugitsch contributed to the project; the case studies were also conducted by Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen and Raffael Koscher. The study can be downloaded here.