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BSRM3202 BSRM3202Spatial policies and planning in the Baltic Sea Region 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
PhD Helka Kalliomäki
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

General description

Not offered in 2015-16

Learning outcomes

The objective is to give students basic understanding about key planning issues and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. Students learn to position national and transnational policy-making in the BSR and its diverse countries within the larger EU context, and learn to acknowledge the multi-scalar, cross-sector and transnational nature of spatial planning. Furthermore, students learn useful presentation and communication skills that are needed in the working life related to spatial planning and policy-making at diverse administrative scales and geographical contexts.


Planning topics and challenges in the BSR and its diverse regions and countries are discussed in relation to wider European Union spatial policy and planning dimension, thus giving students basic information about planning at the EU scale. Also recent developments in planning theory are critically discussed in the context of concrete planning challenges in the BSR. Furthermore, the EU’s macro-regional strategy for the BSR, as well as other key spatial visions, is discussed together with cross-border cooperation and future governance challenges. In addition to interactive seminars, students work with practical exercises related to concrete planning challenges in the BSR

Teaching methods

Pre-exam, Seminars 24 hours, Group work, Home exam

Modes of study

Pre-exam, Seminars 24 hours, Group work, Home exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Study materials
Dühr S, Colomb C & Nadin V (eds) 2010. European spatial planning and territorial cooperation. Routledge, London. Chapters:  PART 1 (pp. 1-38), PART II (pp. 39-84), PART IV (pp. 177-250) and PART VI (pp. 345-395).

Other readings (articles) will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Humanities
Studies at the Faculty of Humanities
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Finnish Study Modules