Inspire policy making by territorial evidence
  • ESPON High Level Conference "Targeted Analyses for Stakeholders: Territorial Evidence in Practice"

    Brussels, 11 May 2011

    The ESPON Programme will organise its first High Level Conference on 11 May 2011 in Brussels (Belgium). The conference will discuss the use of territorial evidence in practice on the basis of the experiences with Targeted Analysis for Stakeholders.

    At the conference key policymakers in the field of Territorial Development and Cohesion will be present, amongst whom Mr. Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, and Mr. Claude Wiseler, Luxembourg Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures.


    The objective of the Conference is to bring European policymakers and Stakeholders involved in ESPON Targeted Analyses at national, regional and local level together with the purpose of:

    • Exchanging experiences on added value and use of evidence provided by Targeted Analyses
    • Pinning down future needs for evidence in support of an effective implementation of EU Cohesion Policy post 2013

    The morning session will be devoted to an exchange in detail among Stakeholders on the ESPON Targeted Analyses.

    As ESPON projects defined bottom-up, they reflect a direct political demand and relevance for national, regional and local stakeholders. Their ability to contribute to (1) European growth, (2) the competitiveness and cohesion of territories and places as well as to (3) cooperation between territories will be in the centre of discussion.

    The afternoon session of the conference will start by European policy makers looking into future needs for territorial evidence support. EU Cohesion Policy post 2013 as well as the expected Territorial Agenda 2020 for the European Union underline the necessity of regions, cities and larger territories to explore and unlock their unique diversity of potentials for contributing to an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth.

    Registration and further information

    The registration is now closed. More info: contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at

    Please find below the programme of the Conference.


    This conference is organised within the framework of the ESPON 2013 Capitalisation Strategy
    (Actions related to European Seminars and Workshops).

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    Programme Version 2 May 2011 PDF 320.33 KB
    Practical Information PDF 237.75 KB