ESPON - Survey to capture the provision of cross-border public services in Europe

The ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme is undertaking a study on the territorial dimension of the provision of cross-border public services (CPS) in Europe.

A territorially balanced access to affordable public services of general interest is an important aspect of the Lisbon Treaty’s territorial cohesion objective that also gained importance under the EU’s current Cohesion Policy.

Since EU border regions are particularly affected by challenges to ensure affordable public service access, the study is supported by the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR).

The objective of this study is to provide an overview of main features of CPS provision at EU borders, to highlight potential territorial problems related to CPS provision and to identify future needs in this field.

You can participate in the survey by completing our online questionnaire available in EN, FR, DE, SI, DK.