Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • SeGI - Indicators and Perspectives for Services of General Interest in Territorial Cohesion and Development


    Indicators and Perspectives for Services of General Interests in Territorial Cohesion and Development

    Thematic scope

    Services of general interest traditionally comprehend electronic communications, postal services, electricity, gas, water and transport. Policymakers more recent documents tend to be more comprehensive and also look at labour market services, education, health care, child care, social care, culture or (social) housing. Socio-economic policies much focus on ensuring the provision of services of general interest to all citizens and enterprises in the European Union. Citizens and businesses rightly expect to have access to affordable high-quality services of general interest throughout the European Union. Territorial cohesion and development policies integrated these general policy ambitions and developed a territorial approach towards services of general interest. The territorial evidence to support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of territorial policy measures regarding services of general interest remains nevertheless insufficient. The project is expected to provide the territorial evidence filling this gap.

    Please read more about the main research areas and main results envisaged on the next page.

    Lead Partner

    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), SE

    Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.

    Sounding Board

    Cem Erdur (France)
    Lauri Frank (Finland)

    Budget: € 988 942.50

    Project’s lifetime: November 2010 – September 2013

    Delivery of Reports
    Inception Report: 15 April 2011

    Interim Report: 14 October 2011

    Draft Final Report: 18 October 2012

    Final Report: 25 February 2013

    Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee

    More information
    Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit: 
    Ann-Gritt PANNENBORG (NEUSE), e-mail: 

    Name Type Size
    Final Report ZIP 71.09 MB
    Draft Final Report ZIP 41.32 MB
    Draft Final Report - Case Studies ZIP 28.75 MB
    Interim Report ZIP 5.04 MB
    Inception Report PDF 454.96 KB
    Inception Report - Annexes PDF 612.66 KB
    Project Specification PDF 89.57 KB
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