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Indicators of territorial cohesion (INTERCO)
Start date: Jan 31, 2010, End date: Jan 31, 2012 PROJECT  FINISHED 

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 expected to further progress the concept. In order to understand structures, trends and scenarios related to territorial cohesion it highlights the need to improve the evidence base and develop indicators related to territorial cohesion in order to monitor territorial dynamics related to the policy aim. The main objective of the Territorial Indicators and Indices Project is therefore to develop a set of indicators and indices that could be used to support policy makers in measuring and monitoring territorial cohesion related to European territorial development. This project shall provide a set of comparable and reliable indicators and indices that can be used to measure territorial cohesion, complex territorial development, structural issues, territorial challenges and opportunities as well as territorial effects at different geographical levels and types of regions. During the different steps in developing this set of indicators and indices other ESPON projects and relevant policy makers and stakeholders will be involved. Achievements: Reports:Final Report - Executive Summary PDF Final Report PDF Final Report - Scientific Report PDF Final Report - Indicators Factsheets PDF Draft Final Report PDF Draft Final Report - Scientific Report PDF Draft Final Report - Annexes PDF Note on the thematic selection of indicators 23 June 2011 PDF Interim Report PDF Inception Report PDF Project Specification PDF
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  • 2007 - 2013 ESPON
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