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Resituating the local in cohesion and territorial development (RELOCAL)

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2020,

There is an increasing need for developing European Union Cohesion Policy in terms of greater sensitivity towards territorial specificities, more supportive of community-based development and the facilitation of greater civic participation. This also relates to the concern over decreasing identification with the European project among the population. Place-based development, endogenous regional de ...
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Description (EN): REGINA will develop an innovative, strategic model for protecting, promoting and developing cultural and natural heritage. This will be composed of a set of decision support tools tailored to the particular needs of municipalities and local communities in remote and sparsely populated regions whose economies are characterized by the emergence and/or dominance of a ...
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SIMPACT advances understanding of social innovation’s economic dimensions, creating new concepts, models and instruments for policy makers, innovators, investors and intermediaries. It systematically investigates how social innovations can enable the most vulnerable in society to become economic assets, integrating critical analysis of current and previous work with future-oriented methodologies, ...
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Territorial Scenarios and Visions for Europe (ET2050)

Start date: May 31, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

Policymakers in the field of territorial development and cohesion are in need of a future oriented and integrated vision on the development of the European territory. Therefore the ESPON Programme started a territorial vision-building process following a participatory process and involving relevant stakeholders at European, national and regional level. This vision has a strategic character that al ...
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EUBORDERRREGIONS will investigate the manifold consequences of increasing cross-border interaction for the development of regions at the EU’s external borders and, in this way, contribute to scientific and policy debate on the future of economic, social and territorial cohesion within the EU. Importantly, the project will contextualise development issues in selected EU “Borderlands” with regard to ...
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Territorial Indicators of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe (TIPSE)

Start date: Jan 31, 2012, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

Combating poverty and social exclusion rank among the main objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The recent economic crisis has had a huge effect on millions of European citizens with many people losing their jobs, household incomes decreasing and consequently the risk of being affected by poverty increasing. For social exclusion, not only a clear definition seems to be lacking, but also there d ...
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REgional policies towards GREEN buildings (RE-GREEN)

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

Over the last two years, the concept of 'green economy' has moved to the mainstream of the international and European policy discourse (OECD, UN, EC). Global economic crisis and the increased attention to climate change mitigation have intensified the need for a new economic paradigm. The greening of economies has the potential of being a new engine of growth, contributing to sustainable economic ...
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Integrated Territorial Analysis of the Neighbourhoods (ITAN)

Start date: Jan 31, 2012, End date: Nov 29, 2014,

The consideration of the territory beyond the EU borders seems to be obvious due to the increasingly global economy, and transboundary challenges such as climate change. This project shall provide necessary territorial evidence highlighting topics of interest for cooperation activities with neighboring regions and their cities that can be picked-up in the territorial agenda of ESPON countries. Pot ...
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European Territorial Monitoring System (ETMS)

Start date: Aug 31, 2012, End date: Sep 29, 2014,

The stronger focus on a territorial dimension in policy highlights the need to create a European Territorial Monitoring System that on a regular basis can provide and promote territorial information and evidence to main target groups on key trends in European regions, specific type of territories, metropolitan regions, cities and towns in relation to the policy aims and priorities of European poli ...
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Regional potential for a Greener Economy (GREECO)

Start date: May 31, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2014,

The Europe 2020 Strategy indicates that moving towards a greener economy allows for addressing environmental challenges, social inequalities as well as to create economic growth and jobs. Within the green economy approach, growth is especially expected in areas such as renewable energy, agriculture, water management and waste management. Transport, tourism and forestry are examples for other secto ...
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Territorial Approaches to New Governance (TANGO)

Start date: May 31, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2014,

Policymakers in the field of territorial development and cohesion recognise a clear need for coherent public action and allocation of public resources within the different territories across the European continent. Especially in times of restricted public budgets they feel a strong need to understand how policy action can become more effective in their daily practice and how synergies can be explo ...
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Detecting Territorial Potential and Challenges (DeTeC)

Start date: Aug 31, 2012, End date: Mar 30, 2014,

Regions in Europe are no longer isolated entities but are linked to a larger territorial context. Understanding the position of one’s region or city in the larger territorial context and searching for potentials and comparative advantages is a necessity in the accelerating globalization and competition. Awareness and openness for including a European dimension in strategy building and policy makin ...
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Territorial Monitoring for the Baltic Sea Region (BSR-TeMo)

Start date: Jan 31, 2012, End date: Jan 30, 2014,

European policy with the Lisbon Treaty includes the aim of territorial cohesion. There is a need to develop monitoring systems for territorial development that can support policy makers at different levels in order to contribute to European competitiveness and cohesion. The stronger political focus and improved understanding of structures, trends and scenarios influencing territorial development h ...
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European and regional policies on territorial development all addresss the importance of harmonious development, cohesion, sustainability and the protection of cultural and natural heritage. During the revent years, most European countries have signed the European Landscape Convention, focusing on landscape planning and on an integration of landscape and spatial planning. This projects aims to exp ...
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Centralbaltic Job Ferry (CB Job Ferry)

Start date: Apr 30, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

The overall objective of the current proposed project, correlated with the global objectives of the Central Baltic cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, is to intensify the cross-border cooperation of all labour market participants in the common border region in a socially and economically sustainable way meant to support the development of a cross-border labour market. Specifically the p ...
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European Land Use Patterns (EU-LUPA)

Start date: Jun 30, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

Land use has changed drastically during the last fifty years (ESA SP 2006) sometimes with important negative effects such as urban sprawl, soil sealing, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, soil degradation, floods or desertification. The type of land use change varies among different types of regions. Based on the hypothesis that socio-economic activities are reflected in land use the project unde ...
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Geographic Specificities and Development Potentials in Europe (GEOSPECS)

Start date: Jan 31, 2010, End date: Nov 30, 2012,

The EU Cohesion Policy debate has included a focus on regions with specific territorial features. The Treaty of Lisbon (2007), being in the process of ratification, mentions already some of these types of regions and territories. It states that “(...) among the regions concerned, particular attention shall be paid to rural areas, areas affected by industrial transition, and regions which suffer fr ...
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Metropolitan regions are the primary growth poles for regions and countries and they are seen as key drivers of territorial development both in the national and European context. Metropolisation is a complex process, affecting cities on a social, economic and spatial level. Therefore it is important to understand the logic of metropolitan development in order to determine what potentials should be ...
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Regional approaches to strategic planning across Europe are changing and Regional Integrated Strategies (RIS) are emerging as a way for regions to focus on cohesion and integrated sustainable development. Although RIS are emerging all across the EU, there is no single model of RIS. Instead they consist of a combination of several core thematic and spatial topics, which vary depending on the region ...
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The development of attractive island communities requires competitiveness and innovation. It also requires the development and recognition of island communities and the archipelago as a whole, in regional, economical, and political terms. Because of the geographic heterogeneity of the islands as well as the regional inequality within the archipelago, flexible work arrangements offer one possibil ...
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EUROPEAN UNION & THE WORLD SEEN FROM ABROAD (EUROBROADMAP)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Mar 31, 2012,

Geographers are the most critical social scientists when it comes to the delimitation of borders of the so-called European continent. Continents as Huntington’s civilisation are ideological productions that are certainly not based on natural facts. But they are deeply enhanced in the mind of European citizens and policy makers because they were historically produced by Europeans as a tool of world ...
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Indicators of territorial cohesion (INTERCO)

Start date: Jan 31, 2010, End date: Jan 31, 2012,

The Lisbon Treaty adds the aim Territorial Cohesion as an official policy aim of the EU to the earlier aims of economic and social cohesion. Hence, the Commission and EU Member States are in a process of defining further the concept of Territorial Cohesion. The Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion of 2008 did bring this topic to a wide public debate. Detailing future Structural Funds 2014-2020 is e ...
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"Globalization is one of the key challenges facing rural regions in Europe, bringing significant social, economic, cultural and political changes. Current studies on the impact of globalization on rural regions tend to focus on specific sectors or processes or localities. The absence of an overarching integrative analysis has resulted in the inability of regional development strategies to cope wit ...
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Sustainable Urban Metabolism for Europe (SUME)

Start date: Nov 1, 2008, End date: Oct 31, 2011,

"Societies in their urban (and also non-urban) segments, are extracting materials and energy from their natural environment, processing these flows, eventually accumulating portions of them as stocks and, in the end, deleting them into the environment as wastes, emissions or deliberate discharges. Urban settlements – cities – are a specific type of stocks in the metabolism of societies, and the wa ...
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Assessing the Impact of Rural Development Policies (RuDI)

Start date: Feb 1, 2008, End date: Oct 31, 2010,

The RuDI study will provide a thorough analysis of the design, delivery and impact of EU Rural Development Policy (incl. LEADER). The study combines quantitative and qualitative approaches starting with a critical review of the state-of-the-art in RD theory and the conceptual frameworks and approaches used in RD policy evaluation. In the study the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) ...
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European Development Opportunities in Rural Areas (EDORA)

Start date: Aug 31, 2008, End date: Aug 31, 2010,

The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy in the framework of the Agenda 2000 boosted the significance of rural development in this sector policy. Rural development, in line with the Lisbon/Gothenburg Strategy, is conceived to support job creation and economic growth in rural areas in a sustainable way. Against this backdrop, this project will provide evidence on the development opportunities o ...
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Overall predictions indicate labour shortages in the EU after 2010. The Commission Staff Working Document on Europe’s demographic future points out that from around 2017 on the shrinking population in working age will lead to stagnation and, subsequently, reduction of total employment. Against this backdrop, the EU Commission acknowledges the necessity of immigration from outside the EU to meet th ...
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Region at Risk of Fuel Poverty (ReRisk)

Start date: Jun 30, 2008, End date: May 31, 2010,

Europe enters a new energy landscape: Energy prices have been rising and the dependency on fossil fuels is increasing. Thus, energy supply and demand will in the future have to turn more towards renewable energy sources and focus more on efficient use of energy. EU Ministers responsible for territorial development have given priority to this issue by expressing their intention in the Territorial A ...
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Territorial Diversity in Europe (ESPON TEDI)

Start date: Jan 31, 2009, End date: Mar 31, 2010,

The Territorial Agenda, as well as the Lisbon and Gothenburg Strategies pointed out that the diversity of territorial potentials of regions in contributing to sustainable development, economic growth and job creation in the EU must be identified and mobilised. Not only metropolitan or major urban areas can significantly contribute towards the overall policy goals of these documents. In fact, many ...
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East-West Window (EastWest Window)

Start date: Apr 30, 2007, End date: Oct 30, 2008,

The main aim of the East West Window project was to accelerate the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) development through better connecting of the existing potentials within the Region. Achievements: * Assessment of unused innovation potential in NW Russia and recommendations ...
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Spatial Planning in Northern Peripheral Regions (Spatial Planning)

Start date: Feb 28, 2005, End date: Dec 30, 2007,

Spatial planning and development have been developed as a method in the EU over a long period, and have resulted in the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP). However, the specific conditions in the NPP area make it important to develop methods for spatial planning and development that are adapted for the region. In orderto achieve this, exchange of knowledge and experience in the field ...
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Urban issues are dealt with under the Objective 1, 2 and 3 programmes of the Structural Funds. Target regions and groups as well as areas of assistance vary among the programmes and the programming periods. In many cases, urban areas and urban policy have been tackled mainly within Objective 2 programmes in the context of restructuring the industrial base and providing improved services, such as u ...
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The project focuses mainly on future implications of enlargement on EU territorial development from both the perspectives of the Member States and their regions as well as from the perspectives of candidate countries and their regions. Particular attention is paid to border regions in the EU Member States and EU candidate countries. The provision of policy options for extending a polycentric devel ...
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EU economic policies and location of economic activities (Economy)

Start date: Jun 9, 2005, End date: Mar 18, 2007,

The project shall further develop and deepen the understanding of the economic dimension of the development of the European territory.That includes identifying the spatial pattern of company/investment locations and the factors influencing these patterns and looking from a policy perspective identifying the key measures having impact on these patterns.The policy perspective should address both mea ...
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Integrated tools for European spatial development (Spatial tools)

Start date: Sep 5, 2002, End date: Feb 25, 2007,

The project comprises: Support to the co-ordination on technical and scientific level of the ESPON 2006 Programme and the projects under measure 1 and 2, including data collection, development of a GIS facility and map-making, thematic coordination preparing for the cross thematic exploitation of integrated results based on all projects prepared under the programme.The work has addressed five leve ...
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Application and effects of the ESDP in Member States (ESDP impact)

Start date: Oct 12, 2004, End date: Feb 12, 2007,

The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) was adopted at the Council meeting in Potsdam in May 1999. Now, seven years after the presentation of the final version of the ESDP, the effects of the ESDP at EU level and in each Member State are being assessed in order to identify the potential of the ESDP and to find best examples of its application and implementation at European, transnation ...
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The main objective of the project is to develop spatial scenarios which should on the one hand be prospective, capable of prognostics with reference to a laissez-faire scenario on themes of the ESPON and policy orientations of the ESDP.On the other hand the scenarios should as well be proactive testing alternative objectives and provide insight for recommendations on policy adjustments/changes in ...
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Social aspects of EU territorial development (Social Dimension)

Start date: Sep 8, 2005, End date: Feb 4, 2007,

This study is meant to explore main elements related to social aspects of territorial dynamics, and to prepare for a future ESPON applied research project. In that perspective, the study will focus on 4 key social components of territorial development: * housing, * education and training, * employment and income distribution, and * access to social services, services of general interes ...
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Governance of territorial and urban policies (Governance)

Start date: Jul 22, 2004, End date: Nov 28, 2006,

Project 2.3.2 holds an important position in the definition and elaboration of a common ground for investigating the institutional and instrumental aspects of implementation of territorial and urban policies in Europe. The project focuses on the question how effective different systems are, e.g. considering a policy mix of spatial planning (in different forms implemented by Member States), local g ...
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The role of small and medium sized towns (Small & Medium Cities)

Start date: Feb 28, 2005, End date: Oct 4, 2006,

Small and medium sized towns play an important role in regional development. In that respect a number of important issues arise: * Strengthening small and medium sized towns in rural areas as focal points for regional development and promotion of their networking * Maintenance of basic supply of services and public transport in small and medium sized towns * Promotion and support of partn ...
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