Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • TranSMEC - Transnational Support Method for European Cooperation


    ESPON support to programme and project development and capitalisation.

    Thematic scope

    In the INTERREG tradition, projects are developed bottom-up, i.e. they are triggered by the expressions of interest of relevant stakeholders. The advantage of such a way of working is that it responds to the territorial needs of each region in question. However, this bottom-up approach seems to jeopardise the overall coherence of the transnational cooperation programmes. As project ideas are developed independently, INTERREG interventions are addressed in different ways and do not always link to each other.

    INTERREG programmes feel a strong need to have a systemised aggregated picture of individual project results against the backdrop of territorial evidence (as structures, developments, trends, and perspectives) that is relevant for the respective cooperation area. This information should allow them to better capitalise and communicate the overall added value of project results and to steer project and programme development in a more strategic way. In this context, the INTERREG IVB North West Europe (NWE) Programme has expressed its interest for this targeted analysis.

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


    Nord-Pas de Calais Regional Council, Department of EU Affairs (Lead Stakeholder)

    (The Lead Stakeholder is the Managing Authority of the INTERREG IVB Programme North-West Europe. The Joint Technical Secretariat of the programme represents the Lead Stakeholder and the Monitoring Committee of the programme has an observer status in the project.)


    Lead Partner

    blue! advancing European projects, Germany

    Budget : € 150 000,00

    Project’s lifetime: February 2010 – June 2011

    Delivery of Reports
    Inception Report: 30 September 2010
    Draft Final Report: 2 March 2011
    Final Report: 2 June 2011

    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:

    Name Type Size
    Final Report PDF 13.63 MB
    Draft Final Report PDF 8.65 MB
    Inception Report PDF 142.53 KB
    Project Specification PDF 47.76 KB
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