ESPON Seminar in Portoroz (Slovenia) on 2-3 June 2008

Open ESPON 2013 Seminar on Territorial Challenges in a Wider Europe

The seminar took place in Portorož (Slovenia) on 2-3 June 2008, during the Slovenian EU Presidency and in the presence of Mitja Bricelj, State Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia, and Marko Starman, State Secretary at the Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy of the Republic of Slovenia.

The purpose of the seminar was to exchange knowledge and create awareness on territorial development dynamics as well as a sustainable and balanced territorial development in the European Union and its neighbouring countries.

More than 130 participants attended the seminar, amongst them policy makers, practitioners at EU, national, regional and local level and scientists. It provided information on the ESPON 2013 Programme, on current results and activities from EU Member States and from neighbouring countries and thus stimulated a better mutual understanding of trends, challenges and perspectives facing the EU and neighbouring territories.

The seminar served as a platform for creating new contacts and synergies enlarging the involvement and networking around the ESPON 2013 Programme.

This event is organised within the framework of the future ESPON 2013 Capitalisation Strategy 
 (Actions related to European Seminars and Workshops).


Final Programme

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Press Release

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Press Release

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Final List of Participants

  • Acrobat Document | 59KB

EU Cohesion Policy Development

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 892KB

Council of Europe's Spatial Development

  • Acrobat Document | 183KB

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 200KB

Perspectives and Next Steps towards Territorial Cohesion

  • Acrobat Document | 25KB

Territorial Structures and Trends

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 19.07MB

Perspectives - Spatial Scenarios

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 1.55MB

The Wider Territorial Context

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 8.75MB

ESPON Scientific Platform

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 6.77MB

Territorial State and Perspectives

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 4.97MB

Data and Maps covering Western Balkans

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 13.17MB

Possibilities with the ESPON 2013 Programme

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 2.74MB

CADSES Programme

  • Acrobat Document | 1.81MB

VASAB Long Term Perspective for BSR

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 18.87MB

The Mediterranean Perspective

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 4.73MB

Cross-Border Area - EU, Eastern Neighbours and the Black Sea

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 13.87MB

French-Spanish Cross Border Area

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 14.33MB

Øresund Region - Visions for the Future

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 26.45MB

Spatial Policies in the Western Balkans

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 39.32MB

Spatial Policies in the Western Balkans

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 41KB

National Spatial Strategy for Ireland

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 3.40MB

Regional Development Policy in Norway

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 15.67MB