Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale
Agenzia per la coesione territoriale
Dr. Carla Carlucci
Via Sicilia 162 – 00187 Roma
The Agency for Territorial Cohesion is a public agency under the direct supervision of the President of the Council of Ministers.
The Agency promotes economic development and cohesion, facilitating the cooperation of institutions and the establishment of strategic partnerships between those involved in order to eliminate the territorial gap within the country and strengthen the administrative capacity of administrations.
In compliance with this mission, the Agency is committed to providing support to the implementation of Community and national programming through accompanying actions to central and regional administrations in charge of programs and to the beneficiaries of these programs, with particular reference to local authorities.
The challenge inherent in cohesion policies is to respond, even anticipating them, to the development needs of the territories in order to create structural conditions useful to improve the quality of life of citizens.
The Agency for Territorial Cohesion has accepted this challenge by developing a working method that is characterized by the continuous dialogue with the territories, in a dialectic center-periphery based on a virtuous cycle of co-planning, setting objectives, verification in itinere and remodeling of objectives.
The Agency for Territorial Cohesion works so that the objectives and aims of the programming of structural funds and European investment are terms related to the lives of citizens and businesses, their capabilities. To this end, each regional or national plan, each territorial pact, each smart specialization policy is linked to the macro-objectives of fair and sustainable development identified both by the Europe 2020 strategy (the EU program for growth and employment for the current decade), and those dictated by the 2030 Agenda and outlined in the 17 SDGs approved by the United Nations.
Particular attention is paid to rural areas, areas affected by industrial transition and regions with serious and permanent natural or demographic disadvantages, for which particular strategic measures have been adopted: National Strategy for Inner Areas, Development Pacts and Smart Specialization National Strategy.