Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • Enlargement of the EU and its polycentric spatial structure

    ESPON Project 1.1.3

    Thematic scope and context

    The project focuses mainly on future implications of enlargement on EU territorial development from both the perspectives of the Member States and their regions as well as from the perspectives of candidate countries and their regions. Particular attention is paid to border regions in the EU Member States and EU candidate countries. The provision of policy options for extending a polycentric development path to candidate countries is also explored.

    A special account is included of trends affecting neighbouring countries bordering the enlarged EU displaying development potentials and direct effects on EU territorial development. This exercise includes both EFTA and Mediterranean countries.

    Lead Partner

    Swedish Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm (Sweden).
    Detailed information on the contracted project team under Transnational Project Groups.

    Name Type Size
    1.1.3 Final Report PDF 13.34 MB
    1.1.3 3rd Interim Report PDF 9.21 MB
    1.1.3 2nd Interim Report PDF 8.46 MB
    1.1.3 1st Interim Report PDF 837.13 KB
    Tender PDF 372.24 KB
    Terms of Reference PDF 65.52 KB