Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • TerrEvi – Territorial Evidence Packs for Structural Funds Programmes

    Thematic scope

    The ESPON knowledge base is now developed to a level capable of delivering important support to other Structural Funds programmes which can help programme bodies in their strategic programming and implementation.
    Important new facts and evidence at European level from ESPON projects can be broken down to regions and, if relevant, aggregated to larger territorial contexts which in turn can be used as knowledge base for identification of place-specific characteristics as well as territorial features such as interrelationships and interdependencies within or between places.
    The strategic character of programmes may be improved by benchmarking and identification of key challenges and potentials in a European context which in turn can support the setting of public investment priorities accompanied by tangible targets.

    The project shall prepare and provide the envisaged transfer of territorial knowledge to programmes under the anticipated “Jobs and Growth” objective (former objective 1 Convergence and Objective 2 Competitiveness and Employment goals) and the objective of European Territorial Cooperation. The project will cover one-region programmes as well as multi-region programmes.

    Please read more about the main research areas and the main results envisaged, including practical outputs such as ESPON Factsheets for 52 Cross-border and 13 Transnational Co-operation Areas and ten in-depth Territorial Evidence Packs for ten Structural Funds programme areas

    Lead Partner

    Metis Gmbh, Vienna, Austria

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

    Budget: €480,600

    Project’s lifetime: February 2012 to December 2013

    Delivery of Reports


    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:
    Peter BILLING, e-mail:

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