Trust in an Integrated Territorial Investment

  • Agnieszka Chrisidu-Budnik


A European Union regulation established the multiannual framework for the years 2014 and 2020, introducing three mechanisms that promote collaboration and partnership: integrated territorial investment, community-led local development, and hybrid public-private partnerships. The traditional hierarchical structure developed in the industrial age is difficult to adapt to the contemporary requirements of cooperation. Therefore, the development of a heterarchical structure can be observed in the context of modern public administration functioning. This chapter argues that trust is an important element of building an integrated territorial investment in a heterarchical structure. Trust is an essential component that facilitates fluent interactions, the flow of information, and other conditions necessary to set up and develop an integrated territorial investment.


Territorial investment Public administration Integrated territorial investment Trustworthiness Local authority 


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  • Agnieszka Chrisidu-Budnik
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  1. 1.University of WroclawWroclawPoland

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