Latest News | June 05, 2020

Stakeholders ask for spatial imaginaries to generate new visions and strategiesThe Milano-Bologna urban region experiences important changes in terms of economic development. The absence of a common narrative

Latest News | June 03, 2020

Catalonia has a population of 7,727,029 citizens and, since the end of February, around 65,000 cases of coronavirus have been detected. Among all these, 4,015 have been hospitalised and, still today, 210

Latest News | May 19, 2020

A workshop aimed at discussing the future of the Baltic Sea Region took place on 5 March 2020 at Nordregio,  in Stockholm. ESPON supported and actively participated in the organization this event,

Latest News | May 12, 2020

The impact of the pandemic made borders in Europe visible again, sometimes even within the same country. One might think that, as a result, room for transnational cooperation among regions and cities has

Latest News | May 08, 2020

There are not many cases in history where a world crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, has become a lever of change, upgrading the care for the least favoured and most disadvantaged citizens, such as the

Latest News | May 05, 2020

Another interesting case study from ESPON Project URRUC comes from Valle Arroscia, a territory that is located on the Alpi Marittime mountains, in the Northern part of the Province of Imperia. The province

Latest News | May 04, 2020

Mountain and coastal areas, islands and sparsely populated areas face several challenges related to their development. According to ESPON project BRIDGES, these challenges are similar and interlinked for

Latest News | April 30, 2020

Urban-rural linkages contribute to integrating rural and urban areas into a more functional territory. These linkages aim at improving access to public services within functional areas, as well as increasing

Latest News | April 28, 2020

Until 1990 only a few CPS were established. Since the beginning of the 21st century, CPS establishment has accelerated. The development since the 1990s may be linked to the introduction of the Interreg

Latest News | April 27, 2020

At the beginning of the epidemic, local authorities in France made an effort to provide tools and support to citizens, companies and caregivers.The national associations of local authorities compiled lists