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  • Evidence Brief "Understanding Green Economy"

    Green economy is about enhancing regional competitiveness and territorial cohesion in the long term, through more sustainable use of natural resources, preservation of environmental capital and fewer environmental risks. This Evidence Brief sheds some light on the territorial dimension of the green economy

    Publication "Opportunities and threats for territorial cohesion: Blue Growth and Urban Poverty"

    ESPON, in cooperation with the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU, organised a Open Seminar in Nafplion, Greece, on the 4th and 5th of June 2014. This report is based on the two key seminar topics that were addressed in presentations and discussions during the event, Blue Growth and Urban Poverty

    Governance - New Report

    Final report of TANGO - Territorial Approaches for New Governance 

    Capitalisation - New Report

    Final report of ENECON - ESPON Evidence in a North European Context 

    EU 2020 Strategy - New Report

    Final Report of SIESTA - Spatial indicators for a Europe 2020 Strategy Territorial Analysis 

  • Map of the Month

    Energy trades and demands in Europe and its Neighbourhoods

    Most EU countries consume high levels of energy; the EU neighbouring countries hold at the same time a large amount of the world’s energy resources.

    Energy collaboration in the neighbourhood is therefore strategic for Europe, in ensuring energy supply but also as basis for industrial, social (employment) and environmental partnerships. Though, future promising policy developments and decisions in this respect have to be aware of the remarkable demographic trends taking place. 

  • ESPON 2020 Public Consultation

    The consultation closed on 2 April 2014. A consultation report is now available. 

  • Videos ESPON Tools

    To address today’s policy development, territorial diversity and cohesion challenges, ESPON provides a number of tools with valuable information and data for countries, regions, cities, and citizens. 

  • Evidence for Structural Funds Programmes

    The ESPON TerrEvi project produced factsheets presenting selected ESPON evidence in easy-to-understand way for all territorial cooperation programme areas. More


  • Calendar

    29 Sep 14 ESPON Workshop on Green Economy
    06-09 Oct 14 Open Days in Brussels
    10 Oct 14 ESPON Day in Brussels
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