News | 29 Apr 2024

New EU territorial development self-assessment tool

A new territorial development self-assessment tool is now available for non-urban stakeholders.

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A new EU Self-Assessment Tool for Territorial and Local Development strategies (SAT4TER) was launched last week.

Developed by the EU's Joint Research Centre, SAT4TER is a user-friendly, free, anonymous tool for local and managing authorities, as well as other local actors responsible for building or updating integrated territorial development strategies in non-urban areas.

This includes Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) strategies, Community Led Local Development (CLLD) strategies, and other types of strategies using a mix of territorial tools in non-urban settings.

The tool is an online platform linked to the Handbook of territorial and local development strategies, aims to make self-assessment easier for local actors, and helps them identify strengths and opportunities for improving their development strategies.

A peer review call is now open until 2 May 2024. These territorial peer reviews are two-day workshops planned for local authorities designing and/or implementing a development strategy in non-urban areas using EU Cohesion Policy 2021-2027, including Integrated Territorial Investment (ITIs) strategies, Community-led Local Development (CLLDs) strategies, and other types of territorial tools in non-urban settings. The peer review call has a thematic focus on demographic change. More information and application link available on this page.