|Population:||4.366.448 inhabitants (31.08.2009)|
Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 regions which administratively form the Italian Republic. It is located in the north-eastern part of Italy, and it includes 341 municipalities and nine provinces: Bologna (chief town), Ferrara, Modena, Parma, Reggio Emilia Piacenza, Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena, and Rimini.From the territorial viewpoint, Emilia-Romagna boasts of a strategic geographical position. It borders on the Adriatic Sea to the east, on Piedmont and Liguria to the west, and on Lombardy and Veneto to the north and Tuscany and the Marches to the south.
|Government:||Regional Governement with legislative power–President Vasco Errani|
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Sustainable development carried out by an integrated approach in all the regional fields, according to the domestic and European policies.
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For several decades now Emilia-Romagna has been growing steadily in a process driven by the development of quality: in fact the region was among the poorest in the country in the early twentieth century, but in time its per-capita income reached some of the highest levels, and now the region has the best network of services for citizens as well as the highest percentage of students. Of course, not every area in the region presents a level socio-economic landscape, but our region is the one showing the least disparity between its strongest province and its weakest one, and these areas have each acted as forces of growth, each in their own way distinctive to this achievement.
In this context the commitment of the regional government is oriented toward the promotion of a sustainable form of development of the regional economy and society within the environmental and social context, to pursue the reinforcement of the region’s competitive productive apparatus within an increasingly globalized market, and, finally, to adequately manage the distribution of new industries so that the polycentrism of the region is enhanced.
The Regional Territorial Plan is a crucial instrument used by the Emilia-Romagna region for orienting, promoting and sustaining its economic and social development. It is fundamental important in order to create an articulate and authentic debate on the territory, open to all bodies and associations in the region, to capitalise on all the contributions in one Plan which is both shared and efficient in order to consider the Region territory as an integrated System.