Open Seminar “ESPON Evidence for Regional Policy-Making” - Contributing to the Europe 2020 Strategy

ESPON invited for a two days Open Seminar on “ESPON Evidence for Regional Policy-Making”. The Seminar was organised in cooperation with the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, and took place in Madrid - Alcalá de Henares on 9 and 10 June 2010.

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The Seminar addressed the use of ESPON results in policy-making in support of competitiveness and cohesion of territories. Its purpose was three-fold:

  1. Nourish the necessary discussion and understanding of the territorial dimension of the new Europe 2020 Strategy;
  2. Demonstrate the added value and suggest practical use of European wide ESPON knowledge in policy making, particular at regional level;
  3. Discuss best practices and room for improvements in disseminating and communicating ESPON project results to policy makers ranging from local/regional level to European level.

Over 200 participants from European Institutions, national governments, research institutions and universities attended the seminar.
 

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Read more about what happened at the seminar on the next page.

Please find below the programme, the list of participants, the press releases and the presentations made during the event. The conclusions of the Seminar are published in a special report available below.

More photos are available in the next pages.

Should you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at [email protected].

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

8 June 2010 - Roundtable discussion with key policy makers on the Europe 2020 Strategy

A special roundtable discussion with key policy makers on the Europe 2020 Strategy took place in the morning of the first day. This session focused on understanding the contribution of the diversity of European territories to a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

The aim of this session was to target the mindset of the participants and the seminar discussions on new ESPON findings and evidence to potential contributions of different territories, and by doing so to support the further development of EU Cohesion Policy and in particular its territorial cohesion component.

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Parallel Workshops

Based on the first session, detailed discussions in parallel workshops addressed the results of the ESPON Applied Research Projects and Targeted Analyses in relation to the policy questions underlying them. The challenge of these workshops was on the one hand to show experiences for communicating and disseminating project results to regional stakeholders and on the other hand to address specific means to communicate these results.

The audience was also informed about key messages the almost final ESPON projects have delivered to support regional policy makers and stakeholders. This first day finally ended with a runway of new ESPON projects and selected expressions of interest that will lead in to ESPON projects during 2010.

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9 June 2010 – How to use ESPON evidence in policy-making

The morning of the second day was devoted to show the use of ESPON evidence in policy-making through a number of examples. The session started with an example at the EU level and step wise zoomed in to the local level.

Hereafter the parallel workshops continued, also including workshops with the ESPON Database. Finally, the Seminar closed up by giving insights on the further development of the ESPON 2013 Programme, including on data, indicators and typologies related to European Territorial Cohesion.
 

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More photos are available in the next pages.

 

Roundtable - The Europe 2020 Strategy:

What should be its Territorial Dimension?

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Roundtable - The Europe 2020 Strategy:
What should be its Territorial Dimension? 

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Appetizers - Presentation of Key results of ESPON Projects

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Workshops Introduction

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Interactive Workshop – DEMIFER

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Interactive Workshop – SS-LR

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Interactive Workshop – CAEE

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Interactive Workshop – SURE

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Interactive Workshop – ReRISK

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Interactive Workshop – TeDI

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ESPON Runway café
Presentation of New Projects and Expressions of Interest

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Zooming-In – ESPON Evidence in Policy Making

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Interactive Workshop MetroBorder

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Interactive Workshop ESPON Database

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Interactive Workshop ESPON Database

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Interactive Workshop ESPON Climate 

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Interactive Workshop EDORA

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Interactive Workshop FOCI

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Interactive Workshop Euroislands

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Interactive Workshop ESPON Database

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Next Steps – Next steps implementing the
ESPON 2013 Programme

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People

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Networking at the Conference Dinner

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Documents

Programme

  • Acrobat Document | 2.70MB

Seminar Report

  • Acrobat Document | 327KB

Participants

  • Acrobat Document | 79KB

Practical Information

  • Zip archive | 2.21MB

Press Release 16/06/2010 - What should be the Territorial Dimension of the Europe 2020 Strategy?

  • Acrobat Document | 230KB

Press Release 29/03/2010 - Territories Contribution to the Europe 2020 Strategy

  • Acrobat Document | 230KB

Roundtable - The Europe 2020 Strategy: What should be its Territorial Dimension?

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 24.06MB

Appetizers - Presentation of Key results of ESPON Projects

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 17.39MB

Workshops Introduction

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 326KB

Interactive Workshop – DEMIFER

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 2.77MB

Interactive Workshop – SS-LR

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 2.91MB

Interactive Workshop – CAEE

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 292KB

Interactive Workshop – ReRISK

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 4.32MB

Interactive Workshop – SURE

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 770KB

Interactive Workshop – TeDI

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 4.64MB

ESPON Runway café - Presentation of New Projects and Expressions of Interest

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 329KB

Interactive Workshop – ESPON Climate

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 5.98MB

Interactive Workshop – MetroBorder

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 5.23MB

Interactive Workshop – EDORA

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 6.00MB

Interactive Workshop – ESPON Database 2

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 25.05MB

Interactive Workshop – FOCI

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 7.27MB

Interactive Workshop – EUROISLANDS

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 8.90MB

Interactive Workshop – ESPON Database 3

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 1.18MB

Interactive Workshop – ESPON Database 3

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 1.80MB

Next Steps – Next steps implementing the ESPON 2013 Programme

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 1.93MB

Zooming-In – ESPON Evidence in Policy Making Géza Salamin, Hungary.ppt

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 5.43MB

Zooming-In – ESPON Evidence in Policy Making Mikael Stamming, Oeresund region.ppt

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 92.52MB

Zooming-In – ESPON Evidence in Policy Making Alfonso Sanz, Basque region.ppt

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 14.68MB