Keeping Europe and its regions competitive”
Amsterdam - The Netherlands, 16 and 17 June 2016
6 July 2016 - The territorial dimension of the European regional competitiveness and the use of territorial evidence in relation to policy development are more and more important for regions and cities. This has also been recognised by the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU that highlights the importance of focusing on growth and jobs.
This ESPON Seminar offered an excellent meeting, networking and discussion forum and brought together policy makers, academics and experts to share latest territorial evidence and to debate issues and challenges around themes relating to the regional competitiveness. Keynote speakers gave deep insight and latest knowledge during the seminar.
The event was organised in cooperation with the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU within the framework of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme.
The seminar programme consisted of a mix of high profile keynote presentations, themed sessions and panel discussion. In this context the following themes were taken up during the event:
- Competitiveness of European regions
- Impact of EU policy on national spatial planning
- Urban Agenda
- Polycentric development at different scales
- Cross border co-operation
- Bottom-up planning
- ESPON and the INSPIRE Directive
199 people attended the event; policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, scientists and experts shared their experience and discussed themes and experiences relevant for the development of regions and cities.
The ESPON Seminar took place at Marine Etablissement Amsterdam
Kattenburgerstraat 7, 1018 JA Amsterdam
You can find below the programme of the event, practical information, list of participants, presentations.
You can watch the Seminar on the ESPON YouTube channel.
Please don’t hesitate to contact ESPON (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you need further information.