General Data
Name of instrument Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional (Federal) Development Plan 2006-08 (Piano Regionale di Sviluppo PRS)
Country IT
Spatial level federal state
Type Spatial planning instrument
Subtype Formal planning instrument
Description Approved on Dec. 2005, it includes a comprehensive survey of the regional situation (economic trend and indicators, production system, import-export, infrastructure and transportation, tourism, labour market, demography); the key sections are devoted to the guidelines of regional programming and to investment priorities, respectively; the former section dwells on compatibility with EU and national programs, and summarises already undertaken actions identifying prospect evolution with special reference to the following strategic pillars: Institutional, Health and Social, Innovation, Economy, Labour and Development, Environment, Sports and Culture, Education; the latter section bears the allocated investments per programming line/objective.
General objectives Opposing to economic decline/stagnation; developing a knowledge economy/society. Selected objectives per strategic pillar: Institutional: enhancing subsidiarity and participation, as well as efficiency of the regional administration. Health: enhancing prevention. Social: promoting transnational cooperation. Innovation: easing transfer from R&D institutions to productive enterprises; creating networks open to both enterprises and public administrations. Economy: increasing infrastructure (transportation esp. the Lisbon-Kiev EU Corridor no. 5 communication and logistics); granting incentives to enhance enterprise competitiveness and sustainability; regulating trade, also by sustaining disadvantaged/marginal locations; encouraging integration of tourist offer, also by establishing a unified regional label. Labour Market: supporting upgrading of professional skills, in order to adapt offer to demand. Agriculture: promoting quality of production rather than quantity, diversifying crops, the environmental and landscape resources to be considered as strategic anyway; protecting forest heritage. Mountain areas: encouraging synergy between public interventions and between public and private resources. Environment: promoting public awareness; ensuring integration of water services; implementation of the polluter pays principle; following up emergency stemming from Tolmezzo paper mill; enhancing attractiveness of towns. Culture: coordinating cultural offer. Education: restructuring the educational system.
General objectives keywords socio-economic development; sustainable regional development;
Responsible Federal state/Province authority
Stakeholder Involved Federal state/Province authority; Local authority/Municipal council; District authority/District parliament; Associations/interest groups; Entrepreneurs/businessmen; Private individuals; Public service providers; Research;
Reference The official website of the Regional Administration provides a downloadable version of the PRS. See
General assessment of strength and weakness Strength: Comprehensive assessment of the regional situation.
Weakness: The concept of development as promoted by the region appears somewhat outdated: the environment still tends to be regarded as a constraint limiting development, overlooking its very potential in terms of development. A typical instance of this: watercourses are regarded as elements that need training and regulation in order to protect from flooding, thus discarding the widely acknowledged concept that flooding accomplishes many beneficial tasks.
Date of entry 2007/05/07
Legal status mandatory
Extension all municipalities
Type of monitoring Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting
Preconditions for implementation
General comment
Status strong indirect relevance
Ranking 2
Remark financial resource for construction, renovation and maintainance of buildings, but municipalities decide over the land used
Ranking 3
Remark as a not-mandatory and rarely used instrument it is estimated to have a middle acceptance
Ranking 5
Status Budget, legislation, Know-how
Status Direction of effect, type of effect, acceptability, perpetuity
Ranking 4
Remark Effects depend on the objectives of the instrument.