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The aim of the article is to approximate the importance of an integrated approach to the development of functional areas in territorial policy. The concept of an integrated approach is presented in this paper to illustrate the importance of integrated public actions for the development of functional areas. A systematic analysis was used at the theoretical level to examine organizational conditions and to support the implementation of an integrated approach to the development of functional areas. A case study was used as a research method in the empirical level based on the analysis of the selected ZIT, to determine the method of implementing the integrated development of functional areas in the regional policy of the European Union.