Promoting Spatial Development by Creating COMmon MINdscapes (Kurz: COMMIN) was an Interreg III B Project working toward improving the mutual understanding of planning processes in the baltic sea region. To that end information channels and transnational communication was fostered, aided by the multidisciplinary composition of the project group comprising administrations, ministries, research institutes and businesses. The partners came from 11 countries along the baltic sea region, namely Belarus, Finnland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. These state’s national planning systems were described extensively and uploaded to an internet plattform. Additionally they published a glossary on the terms used in planning, enhancing the understanding of the planning systems. The knowledge thus generated in the project project was used for training sessions for spatial planners in the region to establishing an expert network in which among other things best practices could be exchange.
The results of interest concerning Germany and Denmark can be found under the following links: