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  • Latest News | 4 May 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 all the areas the Territories with Geographical Specificities (TGS) and have concrete implications to all the five Policy Objectives of Cohesion Policy

  • Latest News | 30 April 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 the residential and economic attractiveness of the rural areas, among others. In this article an interesting case study of Scarborough Borough, in the UK, provided by the ESPON project, URRUC

  • Latest News | 28 April 2020

    Until 1990 only a few CPS were established. Since the beginning of the 21st century, CPS establishment has accelerated.

  • Latest News | 27 April 2020

    National local authorities in France took measures and initiatives to support their citizens during the COVID-19 crisis. These measures focused wither on supporting fragile population, pupils, care-workers or the local economy. Journalist Caroline Garcia summarises them in this article written for ESPON. 

  • Latest News | 24 April 2020

    A new ESPON project, "Interregional relations in Europe" (IRiE) launched yesterday. The general objective of the project is to analyze inter-regional flows, design actions that reduce barriers and include information on flows within the regional Smart Specialization Strategies. Different types of emergency scenarios, such as the COVID-19 pandemic will be analyzed.

  • Latest News | 21 April 2020

    The municipality of Sintra (PT) shared with ESPON their actions and initiatives in order to support citizens and local businesses during the crisis. 

  • Latest News | 16 April 2020

    Financial instruments will continue to play a prominent role in EU policy post-2020 under both EU Cohesion policy and the proposed

  • Latest News | 15 April 2020

    Many border areas are characterised as peripheral regions in their domestic context, which is challenging affordable public service provision.

  • Latest News | 14 April 2020

    Border towns and twin cities provide a unique environment for cross-border public service provision (CPS). Due to close vicinity border towns function in many ways as a single functional area, for example as a single labour market or service area for leisure. Different examples identified by the ESPON project Cross-border Public Services illustrate the variety of policy fields for which CPS could be provided in these specific territories.

  • Latest News | 10 April 2020

    In the eye of the current crisis, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic it became evident that cross border cooperation is important not only for the border areas but to ensure an efficient reaction to new territorial challenges. National and European level authorities should pave the way for CPS and according to the findings of the ESPON project Cross border Public Services (CPS) Interreg is among the most important access points for EU level support to CPS development.