Latest News | February 05, 2021

Strengthening the resilience of the Adriatic and Ionian Region through cooperation was the slogan of the 5th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR),  organised by the

Latest News | January 29, 2021

The Minister of Spatial Planning, Claude Turmes, received on 28 January 2021 the new director of EGTC ESPON, Wiktor Szydarowski, for an exchange on the ESPON programme. The Department of Spatial Planning

Latest News | September 17, 2020

On Wednesday 16 September, the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority its position on the Commission’s proposal on the Just Transition Fund. The Parliament asks for an increased budget

Latest News | August 28, 2020

Even in the times of the COVID 19 pandemic, the European Week of Regions and Cities is the most important event dedicated to the EU Regional Policy.The #EURegionsWeek 2020 will offer more than 500 digital

Latest News | June 29, 2020

In the past months, ESPON collected sources and evidence on how national and local actors are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis. A number of authors replied to our invitation and submitted their experiences

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Latest News | June 19, 2020

Bilbao approved a plan with more than 50 measures of exceptional natureBilbao City Council has been working on a plan to inform, prevent and adopt public measures to avoid contagion in the city since 13

Latest News | June 15, 2020

Responses from Luxembourgish municipalitiesLuxembourg is composed of 102 municipalities (‘communes’) responsible for providing public services. Since the start of the pandemic (symbolised by the adoption

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