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Using applied research results from ESPON as a yardstick for cross-border spatial development planning (ULYSSES)
Start date: Aug 31, 2010, End date: Jun 30, 2012 PROJECT  FINISHED 

ULYSSES is an experimental and innovative project supported by 18 European border and cross-border areas, which aims at using applied research results from ESPON as a yardstick for decentralised cross-border spatial development planning. Based upon a sound methodological approach, the targeted analysis is expected – as a first step – to establish high-quality and multi-thematic territorial analyses on six specific cross-border areas, which take into consideration future territorial challenges expressed in findings of the ESPON 2006 Programme and of the current ESPON 2013 Programme. The targeted analysis will realise 6 comprehensive and multi-thematic territorial analyses as main outcomes and will deliver to cross-border areas a reference baseline on ground of which new cross-border spatial development concepts can be elaborated and / or already existing ones can be reviewed and up-graded. The strategic result of this element of the targeted analysis is therefore to lay the basis for launching - both technically and operationally - more comprehensive cross-border spatial development planning processes. In addition the targeted analysis will elaborate 7 data fact sheets on the cross-border areas not covered by the six multi-thematic territorial analyses. Achievements: Reports:Final Report-Executive Summary and Main Report PDF Final Report-Annex Methodology PDF Final Report-Scientific Report Data Fact Sheets PDF Final Report-Case study Upper Rhine Trinational Metropolitan Region PDF Final Report-Case study Working Community of the Pyrenees PDF Final Report-Case study Greece-Bulgaria Cross-border Area PDF Final Report-Case study Eastern and Northern Finland – Russia Cross-Border Area (Euregio Karelia) PDF Final Report-Case study Poland - Germany - Sweden Cross-Border Area (Euroregion Pomerania) PDF Final Report-Case study Extremadura-Alentejo Cross Border Area PDF Draft Final Report PDF Interim Report ZIP Inception Report PDF Project Specification PDF B
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  • 2007 - 2013 ESPON
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