"Spatial framing within EU Cohesion Policy and spatial planning: towards functional and soft spaces, yet on different paths" is written by Eva Purkarthofer, Spatial Planning and Strategy, Delft University of Technology, and Peter Schmitt, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. The chapter is included in "EU Cohesion Policy and Spatial Governance: Territorial, Social and Economic Challenges" published in "Elgar Studies in Planning Theory, Policy and Practice" edited by Daniel Rauhut, Franziska Sielker and Alois Humer.