Facts of regional diversity and potentials in Europe
Results by autumn 2006
The ESPON Synthesis Report III is based on all 34 ESPON projects of the ESPON 2006 Programme. The purpose is to communicate the main findings of the ESPON 2006 Programme, and to nourish policy development for different territories in Europe through dialogue among policy makers, practitioners and researchers.
The report summarises ESPON findings along 10 thematic chapters addressing territorial cohesion, competitive regions, Europe as a world region, cities as drivers for development, rural empowerment, areas with special geographical features, accessibility, territorial impacts of EU sector policies, liveability and quality of life for competitive places and territorial scenarios.