ESPON Open Seminar
"European Territorial Evidence for EU Cohesion Policy and Programming"
Aalborg, Denmark 13 and 14 June 2012
ESPON organised in cooperation with the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union a two days Open Seminar on “European Territorial Evidence for EU Cohesion Policy and Programming”. The Seminar took place at Nordkraft Cultural Centre in Aalborg, Denmark on 13 and 14 June 2012 and brought together 227 participants from 32 countries representing European Institutions, national governments, research institutions and universities.
The event took into account the ongoing intense policy process and negotiations for the future Structural Funds and corresponding programmes as outlined in the Common Strategic Framework by the European Commission. The purpose of the Seminar was two-fold:
- Address the use of territorial evidence in relation to the thematic objectives of the Common Strategic Framework opting at growth and jobs, and the ESPON tools that can support a territorial dimension in the programming within future EU Cohesion Policy.
- Allow policy makers and practitioners to share concrete experience, discuss the use of territorial evidence and to approach new options for developing Creative Regions of Innovation and Knowledge.
Welcome and Opening Speeches
The participants to the Open Seminar were welcomed by high-level representatives from the City of Aalborg, the Northern Denmark Region and the Chancellor of Aalborg University, as well as by the Danish EU Presidency and the ESPON Managing Authority in Luxembourg.
This was followed by opening speeches from the European Commission, DG Regio, concerning “Common Strategic Framework and Territorial Cohesion, and the ESPON CU presenting new European territorial evidence for the development of regions and cities.
Creating attractive regions contributing to growth and jobs
Under this headline the first day contained a mixture of plenary sessions and parallel workshops. Four key-note speeches set the stage by providing concrete examples from cities and regions throughout Europe, including North Denmark Region, Greater Manchester, the Balearic Islands and rural regions in Latvia. Guided by a facilitator, four members of the ESPON Monitoring Committee took part in a panel discussion on the presentations addressing the question how policy-making at different levels can support regional development based on innovation, knowledge and creative economy.
The themes addressed in the key note speeches and the panel discussion where subsequently discussed in parallel workshops, where 12 ESPON projects presented territorial evidence related to the various themes. The day closed with a second plenary session, where the presentations and discussions of the day fed into a debate concerning new options for the shaping creative and attractive regions for growth and jobs around Europe and the role of policy-making in this process.
Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy
The second day of the Seminar contained opened with a parallel workshop session where 14 ESPON projects presented territorial evidence related to specific thematic objectives envisaged in the Common Strategic Framework outlined by the European Commission. The contribution of ESPON was also the focus for the following parallel workshop in which 9 additional ESPON projects demonstrated the potential use of ESPON, including capitalisation in transnational contexts, ESPON tools and territorial impact assessment.
The Open Seminar closed with a plenary session, where the ESPON project “Territorial Scenarios and Visions for Europe - ET2050” presented some key findings and invited the audience to to discuss some critical questions of significance to the further development of the project. The closing session provided information on the future activities of ESPON and on the plans of the upcoming Cyprus EU Presidency. In closing, the Danish EU Presidency thanked all participants for their active contribution to making the Seminar a success.
Please find below the programme, the list of participants, the press releases and the presentations made during the event.
More photos are available in the next page. Link
Should you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at email@example.com
This event is organised within the framework of the ESPON 2013 Capitalisation Strategy
(Actions related to European Seminars and Workshops).
|Programme Version 25 May 2012||717.63 KB|
|Press Release n. 03 - EN 29 May 2012 - ESPON evidence for EU Cohesion Policy after 2014: inspiring growth and development for regions and cities||232.38 KB|
|Press Release n. 04 - EN 13 June 2012 - Showcasing paths to regional economic growth and the use of European Territorial Evidence||240.29 KB|
|Press Release n. 05 - EN 13 June 2012 - Case Study Spain||243.13 KB|
|Press Release n. 05 - ES 15 June 2012 - Ejemplos de crecimiento económico regional y el uso de la Evidencia Territorial Europea||258.75 KB|
|Press Release n. 06 - EN 13 June 2012 - Case Study UK||243.56 KB|
|Press Release n. 07 - EN 13 June 2012 - Case Study Latvia||241.98 KB|
|Press Release n. 07 - LV 15 June 2012 - ESPON seminārā diskutēts par Eiropas teritoriālo pierādījumu nozīmi teritoriju ekonomiskās izaugsmes veicināšanai||250.92 KB|
|Press Release n. 08 - EN 13 June 2012 - Case Study Denmark||242.44 KB|
|Press Release n. 08 - DK 13 June 2012 - Præsentation af metoder til regional økonomisk vækst og brugen af europæisk territorial dokumentation||250.86 KB|
|List of Participants||167.66 KB|
|Welcome and Opening Session||167.66 KB|
|Marianne Nørgaard, Councillor, City of Aalborg, Denmark Welcome statements||PPTX||9.68 MB|
|Bente Lauridsen, Deputy Chairman of the Regional Council, North Denmark Region Welcome statements||PPTX||1.61 MB|
|Opening speeches||PPTX||1.61 MB|
|Philippe Monfort, Policy Analyst, European Commission, DG Regio The “Common Strategic Framework” and Territorial Cohesion||PPT||569.00 KB|
|Peter Mehlbye, Director, ESPON Coordination Unit New European Territorial Evidence for the Development of Regions and Cities||PPT||2.45 MB|
|Creating attractive regions contributing to growth and jobs Plenary Session 1: Experiences from Regions and Cities||PPT||2.45 MB|
|Carsten Jahn-Hansen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark and Morten Lemvigh, Head of Department for Industry, Competence and Technology, North Denmark Region Key note speech 1: Creating a regional economy of innovation and knowledge – Case Northern Jutland Region, Denmark||PPTX||22.08 MB|
|Antonio Viader, Manager, Unidad de Innovación de ParcBIT, Balearic Islands, Spain Key note speech 2: Innovation, creative economy and attractiveness as drivers for development in an island region – Case Balearic Islands, Spain||9.69 MB|
|Visvaldis Valtenbergs, Associated Professor, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia Key note speech 3: Territorial potentials of and co-operation in rural regions – Case Eastern Europe||PPT||1.48 MB|
|John Holden, Deputy Director of Research, Manchester Enterprises Ltd, Strategy and Research Team Key note speech 4: Key drivers for economic development in a metropolitan region – Case Manchester, UK||PPT||977.00 KB|
|Parallel Workshops Session 1: European Territorial Evidence and Trends WS 1: Regional patterns of Innovation and Knowledge in Europe and the World||PPT||977.00 KB|
|Gilles Van Hamme, IGEAT - Free University Brussels, Belgium Territorial impacts of globalization on European Regions||PPT||3.07 MB|
|Roberta Capello, BEST- Politecnico di Milano, Italy Knowledge, Innovation and Territory: evidence from the project||PPT||6.46 MB|
|Parallel Workshops Session 1: European Territorial Evidence and Trends WS 2: The role of innovation, attractiveness and creative economy in specific types of regions||PPT||6.46 MB|
|Antonio Russo, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain and Loris Servillo, KU Leuven Research & Development, Belgium The Attractiveness of Regions and Cities for Residents and Visitors (2010-2012)||PPT||4.68 MB|
|Erik Gløersen, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Geneva, Switzerland Development opportunities and challenges in specific types of territories||PPTX||3.99 MB|
|Parallel Workshops Session 1: European Territorial Evidence and Trends WS 3: Territorial potentials and cooperation for growth and jobs in rural regions||PPTX||3.99 MB|
|Visvaldis Valtenbergs, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia Territorial potentials and cooperation for growth and jobs in rural regions - results of the ESPON PURR project||PPT||5.62 MB|
|Karin Wiest, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Germany Territorial potentials and cooperation for growth and jobs in rural regions - results of the ESPON SEMIGRA project||PPT||6.62 MB|
|Parallel Workshops Session 1: European Territorial Evidence and Trends WS 4: Development of urban regions in Europe: Key drivers and perspectives||PPT||6.62 MB|
|Michael Parkinson, CBE - European Institute for Urban Affairs, UK Second Tier Cities in Age of Austerity: Why Invest Beyond the Capitals?||PPTX||1.52 MB|
|Rudolf Giffinger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Metropolisation & Polycentric Development in Central Europe||PPT||2.32 MB|
|Grzegorz Gorzelak and Katarzyna Zawalinska, EUROREG, Centre for European Regional and Local Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland TERCO - European Territorial Cooperation as a Factor of Growth, Jobs and Quality of Life||PPTX||7.11 MB|
|Anne Bretagnolle, UMR Géographie-cités, Universités Paris 1 et Paris 7, France Urban delineations and data bases in Europe, ESPON Data Base M4D||PPTX||6.87 MB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 2: ESPON territorial evidence meeting the thematic objectives of the draft “Common Strategic Framework 2014-2020” WS 5: Research, Innovation and Competitiveness||PPTX||6.87 MB|
|Rubén C. Lois, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain SIESTA – Spatial Indicators for a ‘Europe 2020’ Territorial Analysis||PPTX||7.33 MB|
|Gavriel Avigdor, Innova Europe, Belgium Advanced Monitoring and Coordination of EU R&D Policies at Regional Level (AMCER)||PPTX||833.87 KB|
|Roberta Capello, BEST-Politecnico di Milano, Italy KIT territorial evidence and ERDF||PPT||3.10 MB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 2: ESPON territorial evidence meeting the thematic objectives of the draft “Common Strategic Framework 2014-2020” WS 6: ICT access, Sustainable Transport and Key Infrastructure||PPT||3.10 MB|
|Klaus Spiekermann, Spiekermann & Wegener, Urban and Regional Research (S&W), Germany TRansport ACCessibility at Regional/Local Scale and Patterns in Europe||PPT||7.10 MB|
|David Shaw and Lynne McGowan, Liverpool University, UK European Seas and Territorial Development Opportunities and Risks (ESaTDOR)||PPTX||10.47 MB|
|Dariusz Swiatek, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization - Polish Academy of Sciences (IGSO PAS), Warsaw, Poland Indicators and perspectives for services of general interest in territorial cohesion and development (SeGI): peliminary findings on ICT services||PPT||1.44 MB|
|Piotr Rosik , Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization - Polish Academy of Sciences (IGSO PAS), Warsaw, Poland Sustainable Transport and Key Infrastructure in BEST METROPOLISES||PPT||2.81 MB|
|Claude Grasland, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (UMS RIATE), France Transformation of regional indicators with functional neighborhood||PPTX||8.63 MB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 2: ESPON territorial evidence meeting the thematic objectives of the draft “Common Strategic Framework 2014-2020” WS 7: Environmental Resources, Climate Change and Risk Prevention||PPTX||8.63 MB|
|Jaume Fons, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain ESPON EU-LUPA: European Land use Patterns, TPG statement||PPT||7.24 MB|
|Carlos Tapia, Foundation Tecnalia Research, Spain Territorial Potentials for a Greener Economy, TPG statement||PPT||2.41 MB|
|Antonio Russo, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain The Attractiveness of Regions and Cities for Residents and Visitors (2010-2012)||PPT||4.78 MB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 2: ESPON territorial evidence meeting the thematic objectives of the draft “Common Strategic Framework 2014-2020” WS 8: Institutional Capacity and Governance||PPT||4.78 MB|
|Peter Schmitt, Nordregio, Stockholm, Sweden ESPON TANGO: Territorial Approaches for New Governance||PPTX||430.12 KB|
|Chris Collinge, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK The RISE project: Regional Integrated Strategies in Europe||PPTX||1.36 MB|
|Bruno Dente, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Institutional Capacity for Territorial Development||PPTX||1.06 MB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 3: Using ESPON in Practice WS 9: Integrating territorial evidence in programme and project implementation||PPTX||1.06 MB|
|Peter Schneidewind, Metis GmbH, Vienna, Austria Territorial Evidence Packs for Structural Funds Programmes||PPTX||1.81 MB|
|Hy Dao, University of Geneva, Switzerland Indicators of Territorial Cohesion||PPT||3.30 MB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 3: Using ESPON in Practice WS 10: Capitalising on ESPON results in a transnational context||PPT||3.30 MB|
|Cliff Hague, Royal Town Planning Institute (ECP UK) and Katarzyna Wojnar, EUROREG - Centre for European Regional and Local Studies, University of Warsaw (ECP Poland) Sharing experience. Listening to practice. Informing policy||PPTX||3.86 MB|
|Heikki Eskelinen, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland (ECP Finland) Transnational Networking Activities: Nordic-Baltic Dialogues on Transnational Perspectives in Spatial Planning (NORBA)||PPT||302.50 KB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 3: Using ESPON in Practice WS 11: ESPON Tools||PPT||302.50 KB|
|Claude Grasland, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (UMS RIATE), France A new interface and data model for the ESPON Database||PPTX||10.19 MB|
|Jérôme Gensel, LIG - Grenoble Computer Science Lab, France The Input Process of the ESPON M4D Database||PPT||7.81 MB|
|Loris Servillo, Planning & Development Research Group, ASRO – KU Leuven, Belgium Territorial Performance Monitoring: use of ESPON Database||PPT||4.80 MB|
|Jérôme Gensel, LIG - Grenoble Computer Science Lab, France How to use ESPON HYPERATLAS Version 2?||PPT||5.42 MB|
|Territorial Evidence for future EU Cohesion Policy Parallel Workshop Session 3: Using ESPON in Practice WS 12: Territorial Impact Assessment and Benchmarking||PPT||5.42 MB|
|Tom Gore, University of Liverpool, UK Developing a bottom-up approach for the territorial impact assessment (TIA) of EU policy proposals at the EU member state level||PPTX||420.99 KB|
|Efrén Feliu, Foundation Tecnalia Research, Spain Using applied research results from ESPON as a yardstick for cross-border spatial development planning||PPT||7.53 MB|
|David Evers, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) The ARTS quick-scan methodology||PPT||1.31 MB|
|Plenary Session 3: Territorial Scenarios and Visions for Europe - ET2050||PPT||1.31 MB|
|Andre Ulied, Mcrit Ltd., Spain and Philippe Doucet, Free University Brussels, Belgium Scenarios and Vision for the European Territory in 2050||PPTX||10.97 MB|
|Closing Session: Looking ahead||PPTX||10.97 MB|
|Peter Mehlbye, Director, ESPON Coordination Unit ESPON 2013 Programme and beyond: Progress, Priorities and Prospects||PPT||326.00 KB|
|Phaedon Enotiades, ESPON Monitoring Committee member, Cyprus||PPT||326.00 KB|
|Practical Information Version 25 May 2012||381.43 KB|
|Bus Schedule Aalborg Version 5 April 2012||351.50 KB|