Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • Spatial Scenarios: New Tools for Local-Regional Territories

    Thematic scope
    The capacity to transfer methodologies of spatial scenarios to the local-regional scale is a subject of major relevance. Policy makers and the main stakeholders involved in strategic planning processes need territorial forecasting instruments to detect the main critical factors and trends in order to anticipate changes in the environment. There is a need to develop and apply regional forecasting methodologies and instruments at the appropriate territorial scale, responding to functional local-regional territories.
    The purpose of this targeted analysis is to transfer, adapt and apply the same spatial scenarios’ methodology used within the ESPON Project 3.2 at functional territorial scale, equal or lower than NUTS3. The methodology and instruments will be applied to the case of Barcelona Provincial Council (BPC). The outcome of this project should enable policy makers to draw up regional, social and economic territorial policies and development strategies for their territories.

    Please read more about the main areas of analysis and main results envisaged.

    • Barcelona Provincial Council, Spain (Lead Stakeholder)
    • Province of Torino, Italy
    • Department of the Hérault, France

    Lead partner
    Polytechnics of Milan – DIG (Italy)
    Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.

    Budget: € 178.000,00

    Project’s lifetime
    : March 2009 – June 2010

    Delivery of Reports

    Inception Report: 26 May 2009
    Interim Report: 1 December 2009
    Draft Final Report: 4 May 2010
    Final Report: 30 July 2010

    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:
    Sara FERRARA, e-mail:

    Name Type Size
    Final Report PDF 11.94 MB
    Draft Final Report PDF 11.87 MB
    Interim Report PDF 832.67 KB
    Inception Report PDF 224.90 KB
    Project Specification PDF 48.99 KB
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