Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Article "The ESPON Atlas - Territorial Dimensions of the EU 2020 Strategy- proved to be highly relevant for European regions wanting to benchmark themselves in relation to the growth targets set"
With the publication of the Atlas on the EU 2020 Strategy in June 2013, ESPON has responded to the significant demand of policy makers for evidence on the territorial dimension of the Strategy.
To support the use of the Atlas, the Mission of Norway to the EU as well as the West and South Norway Regional Offices in Brussels, closely cooperated with ESPON to organise an event in Bruxelles involving key policy-makers at European and regional levels to discuss their perceptions, ambitions and expectations with regard to possible contributions to EU’s growth strategy until 2020. Read the full article
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Article-Economic Crisis and the Structural Funds
The current round of Structural Fund programmes began on the 1st January 2007 and come to a close on the 31st December 2013. Thus, whilst they were prepared in the dying days of the economic boom, their implementation has coincided with the economic crisis that is generally considered to have been precipitated by the credit crunch of 2008.
In light of this juxtaposition, the ECR2 - Economic Crisis: Resilience of Regions - project was asked to examine how Structural Fund programmes have been affected by the economic crisis and, in turn, how the programmes have responded to this and to the effects of the crisis itself.
Monday, 01 July 2013
Article "Recovery and resilience in the spotlight of the ESPON Open Seminar 2013"
The ESPON Programme, in collaboration with the Irish Presidency of the European Union, held its annual Open Seminar on the 13th and 14th of June in the Dublin Castle. The event, which brought together policy-makers, members of the ESPON Monitoring Committee, Contact Points, Project Partners and a variety of stakeholders, focused on the role of Territorial Cooperation towards the recovery of the current crisis as well as its potential to building a more resilient European Union. Read the article
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Recovering from the crisis: Evidence-based policy making for growth and jobs
Participants at the ESPON Open Seminar on “Territorial co-operation for growth and jobs”, organised in cooperation with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will discuss in Dublin on 13 and 14 June 2013 new approaches for recovery and resilience and hear the experiences of Territorial Co-operation Programmes in responding to the effects of the economic crisis.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Article "Maritime policy and transnational cooperation in the focus of workshop discussions"
With its workshop “Stepping into the Sea – New evidence on territorial development and the opportunities and risks for European seas and maritime regions” ESPON offered a crossing through the six European seas, thereby revealing their crucial role for growth and jobs and for the achievement of territorial cohesion. The workshop aimed at highlighting the usability of the ESPON ESaTDOR project results and at discussing related topics that are relevant for the EU political agenda.
In addition to a series of presentations by representatives of DG Mare, national and transnational stakeholders as well as the Lead Partner of the ESaTDOR project, the workshop featured two rounds of open discussions that were kicked-off by short statements of different stakeholders. During the open discussions, policy-makers and stakeholders exchanged their views about the necessary synergies to be achieved between land and sea management, maritime spatial planning, and the need of conciliating the economic potential and the environmental protection of the European seas. More reading